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Klute is a 1971 American neo-noir crime-thriller film directed and produced by Alan J. Pakula and written by Andy and Dave Lewis. It is starring Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, and Roy Scheider.


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A New York City call girl who becomes enmeshed in an investigation into the disappearance of a business executive. Detective John Klute (Donald Sutherland) is hired to follow Bree Daniels (Jane Fonda), and eventually begins a romance with her, but it appears that he hasn't been the only person on her trail. When it becomes clear that Daniel is being targeted, it's up to her and Klute to figure out who is after her before it's too late.

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The film received wide critical acclaim on its release with major appreciation drawn towards the screenplay and Jane Fonda's performance. It currently holds a 97% approval rating on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes based on 28 reviews with an average rating of 8.1/10. Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times gave Klute 3.5 stars out of a possible 4, writing that while the thriller elements were poorly executed the performances of Sutherland and especially Fonda carried the film.

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