Papillon Reviews

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 14, 2011
The narrative unfolds slowly, but the two stars are compelling and cinematographer Fred Koenekamp's photography is striking.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
August 3, 2007
A rousing drama of endurance, opportunism and friendship under fire.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 10, 2007
Based on the memoirs of Henri Charriere, the only man to have successfully escaped from Devil's Island, this is a grim and brutal prison drama, made more likable due to the lead star performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 7, 2005
Steve McQueen's career high performance upstages Dustin Hoffman.
| Original Score: 5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 6, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Marcy Dermansky
About.com
December 15, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 25, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 15, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 19, 2003
Awesome jailbreak film with gritty performances.
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
December 4, 2002
Classic grungy prison drama with great performances throughout.
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005

Austin Chronicle
October 1, 2003
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