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Sorcerer Reviews

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November 9, 2017
Sorcerer is at times a powerful experience and looks great in this Blu-ray edition.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 3, 2017
A fierce, austere and intriguing film: a cinematic concerto of pessimism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2017
A tense, slow-burning remake of the French classic The Wages Of Fear.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 30, 2017
Contains two of the most astounding sequences in cinema, featuring a dynamited tree and a storm-lashed truck on a splintering rope bridge ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 27, 2017
Sorcerer is a stunning reimagining of a masterpiece, one that crucially doesn't try to replicate what came before. Instead, it follows its own dangerous path.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 28, 2014
By the time Sorcerer gets around to its rain-soaked, rickety-bridge set piece, you'll either be obsessed or fully checked out. Give yourself a chance to pick sides.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 27, 2014
First and foremost a lavish entertainment, no matter its brief examination of oil politics.
May 23, 2014
Friedkin's cyclical, almost Kafkaesque insistence that politics revolves around now globalized, corporate power delegating hired guns to do under-the-table bidding across national boundaries announces itself through the soundscape.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 4, 2014
...a palpably overlong drama that's rife with superfluous scenes and subplots...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 29, 2014
[...] a defiant, mad gesture of a film that features some of the most exhilarating sequences in movie history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 22, 2014
Over the years, a certain mystique has surrounded Friedkin's dark tale, as is so often the case with lost films. Unlike many of them, though, Sorcerer delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 21, 2014
Is it any wonder the film slipped into obscurity almost immediately after release? With the number of issues that pile up by the end of these two hours, an incredibly misleading title ends up being the least of its worries.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 8, 2014
It's easy to be repelled by the film's relentless bleakness, but it's even easier to be entranced by its immense scale, impeccable craft and astonishing suspense.
March 6, 2014
Breathtaking in its cinematography, production design and sound work, Sorcerer is a worthy contender for the film with the most suspenseful set-pieces in Hollywood history - if such an arbitrary title existed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2011
The new movie is handsomely shot and crisply edited. Why, then, does one rather distantly respect it instead of just plain liking it? It is an odd, disappointing feeling to take away from a summertime movie.
May 20, 2011
Friedkin's Sorcerer is just as gripping and spine-tingling an adventure film as The Wages of Fear and, at times, surpasses the original film with breathtaking photography and a superb use of sound
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 25, 2009
Friedkin's maldit analysis of The Wages of Fear retains Clouzot's perverse punchline and adds plenty of its own
July 20, 2009
It's rare that a remake lives up to the original upon which it was based, but "Sorcerer" is that exceptional movie.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 18, 2008
Sorcerer is simply riveting cinema, one of the most enthralling, suspenseful and heart-stopping films I have ever seen.
May 16, 2008
William Friedkin's Sorcerer is a painstaking, admirable, but mostly distant and uninvolving suspenser based on the French classic The Wages of Fear.
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