Raymond St. Ives (Bronson), a crime reporter-cum
-novelist, is contacted by Abner Procane (Houseman) to recover some stolen ledgers that could potentially set off a gang war between two rival mob factions. St. Ives reluctantly accepts the job, which leads him into a labyrinth of betrayal
and murder. Surprisingly, the violence is toned down in ST. IVES, unusual for a Charles Bronson film. This gives Bronson more of a chance to act, which he does in decidedly better form than in most of his films. For once Bronson gets to show he knows more than three facial expressions; however,
the film is hampered by much confusion within the plot, and at some points even a ...