The Conversation Reviews

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 8, 2002
If you didn't catch this fabulous thriller first time round, don't miss this opportunity to see it gloriously restored on the big screen. The Conversation is a masterpiece.
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide
June 13, 2002
Hackman is fabulous in a performance that might be the best of his career.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
Nick Hilditch
BBC.com
March 4, 2002
The Conversation is an intricate and unsettlingly subtle character study, with a very strong performance from Hackman.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 3, 2002
This is a severe and gripping masterpiece.
Michael Atkinson
Movieline
November 6, 2001
Both Coppola and Hackman have done showier work than The Conversation, but none so chilling, real or powerful.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
As The Conversation slowly weaves its absorbing and intricate web, it works its way under your skin, drawing you into its sense of paranoia, until you are sharing the same feelings as the protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 27, 2001
A taut, intelligent thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 13, 2001
Though the film is an acknowledged tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni's Blowup (1966), The Conversation has aged far better than that '60s relic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 13, 2001
A wonderfully intelligent experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
A unique film, enhanced further by a great sound track by Walter Murch.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
The Conversation (1974) is the slowly-gripping, bleak study of electronic surveillance and threat of new technologies examined through

TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 1, 2000
One of Coppola's very best.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
A fantastic reminder of why 70s Hollywood is so often the benchmark for modern moviedom to aspire to.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 24, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 14, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Nicolas Lacroix
EnPrimeur.ca
December 15, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
September 7, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 15, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 12, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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