The Year of Living Dangerously Reviews

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Top Critic
Gary Arnold
Washington Post
August 4, 2015
[A] grievously flawed yet compelling tale of political intrigue, certainly a triumph of atmosphere if not of coherent dramatization.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 15, 2011
A young Mel Gibson anchors a fascinating look at the life of a journalist looking for the great war-era news story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
July 7, 2010
Weir and his crew expertly recreate the squalor, poverty, noise, heat and emotion of the pressure cooker that was Indonesia in 1965.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 21, 2008
Combining political intrigue, steamy romance, and engaging characters, Peter Weir's well-crafted, highly enjoyable adventure is one of the few successful efforts to make a Casablanca-like movie for modern audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
May 7, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
November 21, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
September 20, 2005
The rest of the film hasn't aged nearly as well as Hunt's fun performance...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
December 7, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 23, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
November 12, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 19, 2004
Biting, tense Weir film--factually based
| Original Score: 5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 8, 2004
With director Peter Weir applying the lighter fluid, Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver ignite with a chemistry that goes ... into the realm of star quality
| Original Score: 4/4
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
October 9, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
July 31, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 3, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 5, 2003
Outstanding political thriller -- and plenty hot, to boot
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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