For two decades, Carlos was the most wanted terrorist on earth. In various disguises and under numerous pseudonyms he headed a worldwide organisation responsible for ruthless killings, hijackings and bombings. Professional revolutionary, playboy, dandy and assassin, he left a trail of destruction and broken hearts in his wake as he went about his lethal travels across the world. This is the story of Carlos the Jackal.
If Only & Hindsight
- Carlos the Jackal review by D C
If only i'd of seen the review i would have dodged this movie like a pile of steaming stuff on the pavement, sadly i too got so far in and abandoned ship not being able to speak and understand 27 languages you get bored, sadly the film may have been good but i'll never know!
Based on the alleged story of the international terrorist Carlos the Jackal, most of the film takes place in the 70's. The film actually looks like it could have been a good film if it were not for the language barrier. Be aware that whilst this film is listed as having English Subtitles, it does not for most of the film! This is a foreign language film with five major languages being spoken throughout, mainly French, German, Arabic, Spanish and Urdu, with other languages thrown in. There is no English spoken in the film. The few English subtitles that there are cover only about 10% of what is actually spoken, so viewers whose main language is English may struggle to watch this film and understand what is being said. There are so many languages being spoken that it becomes confusing as the plot moves across borders through various European and Middle Eastern countries. For those with hearing loss, such as myself, there are no English Subtitles for Hearing Loss, so I would not recommend this film to anyone who needs English Subtitles. I couldn't tell you what happens in the end as I gave up halfway through due to the severe lack of English Subtitles, I couldn't watch anymore.