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Cool Hand Luke Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

August 12, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A tough, honest film with backbone.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

October 23, 2004
James Berardinelli
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It's as fresh and effective in 2004 as it was in 1967.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 15, 2004
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook

| Original Score: 4/5

May 2, 2009
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

Newman remains watchable and glamorous throughout, bloody, muddy or coated in torso-flattering sweat, but the film's efforts to sentimentally "humanize" him by psychological revelation are clumsy.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

September 9, 2008
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

| Original Score: 4/5

December 1, 2003
Cole Smithey

| Original Score: 5/5

January 6, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Cool Hand Luke now seems more like a well-made entertainment than any kind of American masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

September 4, 2008
Tom Milne
Time Out
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A caustically witty look at the American South and its still-surviving chain gangs, with Newman in fine sardonic form as the boss-baiter who refuses to submit and becomes a hero to his fellow-prisoners.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An incredible film...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

February 16, 2014
Variety Staff
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Newman gives an excellent performance, assisted by a terriffic supporting cast, including George Kennedy, outstanding as the unofficial leader of the cons who yields first place to Newman.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 22, 2008
Joe Utichi

A seminal work.

| Original Score: 5/5

September 23, 2004
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 4/5

August 9, 2002
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Thematic ambivalence and episodic structure start to feel like major virtues: Cool Hand Luke is one of our most lived-in and pleasurably paced odes to nonconformity.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: A-

October 15, 2006
Rob Blackwelder

| Original Score: 5/5

March 20, 2003
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 5/5

February 14, 2005
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Classic anti-hero story still packs a punch.

| Original Score: 5/5

November 4, 2005
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...most viewers will have little failure understanding the movie and its motives. They communicate brilliantly.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 10/10

August 26, 2008
Chris Cabin

The lines and the character have survived the film's oft-forgotten actual message.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

September 5, 2008
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