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A film OF the 1970s, The Conversation is rooted in the new American anxiety of the time, the idea that behind every ideal was a rotten, festering truth.
| Original Score: 5/5
The Conversation is for me the masterpiece of American cinema.
| Original Score: 4/4
Coppola may have made films of a more spectacular nature but here he makes a virtue of a introversion - so that the film's horror moment is all the more vibrantly terrible when set in relief.
Coppola shows off his arty aspirations by doing for audio technology what Antonioni did for photography. But The Conversation is a different animal entirely, steering clear of the existential dilemmas in Antonioni's film and creating a character pi
| Original Score: 93/100
There's a strong case to be made for The Conversation being Coppola's greatest film. Which, when you consider what else he's made, is high praise indeed.
A major artistic asset to the film -- besides script, direction and the top performances -- is supervising editor Walter Murch's sound collage and re-recording.
Coppola manages to turn an expert thriller into a portrayal of the conflict between ritual and responsibility without ever letting the levels of tension subside or the complicated plot get muddled.
A movie of real authority.
This is one of Coppola's masterpieces, a prophetic film about paranoia, the growing role of technology in our daily lives, and the impossibility of privacy even in public spaces.
| Original Score: A
A bleak and devastatingly brilliant film.
An absorbing character study of a paranoid loner. Hackman is superb.
| Original Score: 4/5
brilliant conspiracy thriller
| Original Score: 5/5
Hackman e Coppola têm trajetórias profissionais longas e brilhantes - e, assim, não é um elogio qualquer dizer que este é um dos melhores filmes na carreira de ambos.
Grapples with the moral issue at stake in a country where technology has outstripped out knowledge of how to use and control it
Intense, moody, piece of cinematic paranoia.
Outdated techno-thriller. Hackman is great, but it doesn't hold up.
| Original Score: 2/5
Haunting and bothersome.
| Original Score: 3/5
Francis Ford Coppola's remastered masterpiece of modern-day paranoia is far more than a simple rehashing of a classic slice of cinema. It proves to be more prescient now than ever. . .
Director Francis Ford Coppola's paranoid classic is brilliantly revived on DVD.
A masterpiece of mounting paranoia.