As with most Italian crime thrillers, the music leads the film while serenading your ears with eerie synth and prog-rock aversions. A black mysterious Wraith-figure is constantly escaping the crime scenes armed with a cleaver. This eventually leads into the most magnificent scene of a cop with idle hands getting it chopped off which leads into a color explosion of filters and a stream of blood. The sound effects are purely a tour de force. What Have They Done to Your Daughters? is a work in giallo that is clearly a film made for entertainment and a PSA to missing children.
The film takes an exciting Bikesploitation turn as we are assaulted with many-a chase scenes on a flashy classic Italian motorcycle. This film works as a powerful drama, murder mystery, and a detective story. It does more with three genres than a film with one can muster. It takes the child prostitution sub line and adds a really creepy vibe. Whenever I view Lifetime films of the sort about human trafficking, I just cannot help but laugh at the dramatic reenactments reeking of post-industry trauma.
In an overview of this marvelous piece of work, It really is hard to label this film in my endearing retrospect. If you're a fan of crime cinema in general, this film should find a home snugly within your confines of tastes. In a world populated with horrid uninspired films chronicling events that are dismayed upon, What Have They Done to Your Daughters? hits the spot on terms of pure sleaze. If I had a daughter, watching this film would sure tweak my nerves.