Cool Hand Luke Reviews

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Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
An amazing accomplishment by Newman as the best fight man has left in him.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
November 4, 2005
Classic anti-hero story still packs a punch.
| Original Score: 5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 21, 2005
Cool Hand Luke rivals only One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest as the best movie ever made about men locked up.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
A tough, honest film with backbone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 15, 2004
What we got a classic Paul Newman drama.
| Original Score: 5/5
Joe Utichi
September 23, 2004
A seminal work.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
April 15, 2004
It's as fresh and effective in 2004 as it was in 1967.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
July 30, 2003
A masterpiece of justice and the injustice it hides.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
That traditional object of sorrow and compassion in American folk song and lore, the chain-gang prisoner, is given as strong a presentation as ever he has had on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
One of the sharpest prison dramas ever, although it's graced with some very humorous portions as well.
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 23, 2002
Cool Hand Luke is the most engaging allegory of Christ.
| Original Score: 5/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
All in all, Cool Hand Luke is a damn fine picture that'll stick with you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
Cool Hand Luke (1967) is the moving character study of a non-conformist, anti-hero loner who bullheadedly resists authority and the Establishment.
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
May 2, 2009
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
January 6, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 12, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
July 7, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 14, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
September 2, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 2, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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