The "Columbo" TV-movies look spectacular and this one has some beautiful imagery and a scene that is unique and spectacular as we see the film's killer reflected in his sunglasses as he tries to wipe away the evidence of his crime. It looks cool even if it makes not any natural sense - which is also fact when it comes to Columbo's clearvoyant power as he knows everything without doing any hard police work.
A smart and well-crafted murder mystery, Death Lends a Hand delivers an impressive thriller. The head of a security company kills the wife of a media tycoon after his attempt to blackmail her fails, and it's up to Lieutenant Columbo to solve the case. The writing's especially good, particularly the storytelling and character development. Robert Culp makes his first appearance in the series and gives a terrific performance. And, Columbo's notorious POS car, the Peugeot 403 convertible, makes its debut. Death Lends a Hand is an engaging crime drama that's full of intrigue.
Personne au monde n'aurez ou trouver ce crime ! Épisode linéarisé dommage mais bon dans l'ensemble.