The Year of Living Dangerously Reviews

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Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A curiously languid affair, rather than the breathless Costa-Gavras-style thriller which was the least one might have expected from this kind of material.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...a reasonably entertaining time-filler...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A good, romantic melodrama that suffers more than most good, romantic melodramas in not being much better than it is.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 23, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
October 9, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Mark R. Leeper
November 21, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
November 12, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 3, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
The Year of Living Dangerously is a flawed film, but it is richly textured and imbued with enough emotional and intellectual subtlety to make it a rewarding experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 5, 2001
Weir's movies are open-ended, stylish dramas that engage our senses, psyche, and wonder.
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
A rousing and sharp look at a land that's far from our own in more ways than one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Blackwelder
July 31, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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
Chuck O'Leary
May 7, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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