Sorcerer Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
May 28, 2014
By the time Sorcerer gets around to its rain-soaked, rickety-bridge set piece, you'll either be obsessed or fully checked out. Give yourself a chance to pick sides.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
May 27, 2014
First and foremost a lavish entertainment, no matter its brief examination of oil politics.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 20, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
May 20, 2011
The new movie is handsomely shot and crisply edited. Why, then, does one rather distantly respect it instead of just plain liking it? It is an odd, disappointing feeling to take away from a summertime movie.
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Variety Staff
Variety
May 16, 2008
William Friedkin's Sorcerer is a painstaking, admirable, but mostly distant and uninvolving suspenser based on the French classic The Wages of Fear.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Friedkin hints at political themes, but the film suffers most from condescendingly over-emphatic direction, and a generally tedious, relentless grimy realism in the opening half hour.
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Hollywood Reporter
December 6, 2005