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The Conversation Reviews

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Brian Holcomb
CinemaBlend.com
November 21, 2011
A film OF the 1970s, The Conversation is rooted in the new American anxiety of the time, the idea that behind every ideal was a rotten, festering truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
November 15, 2011
The Conversation is for me the masterpiece of American cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
November 8, 2011
Coppola may have made films of a more spectacular nature but here he makes a virtue of a introversion - so that the film's horror moment is all the more vibrantly terrible when set in relief.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 11, 2009
Coppola shows off his arty aspirations by doing for audio technology what Antonioni did for photography. But The Conversation is a different animal entirely, steering clear of the existential dilemmas in Antonioni's film and creating a character pi
Full Review | Original Score: 93/100

Film4
March 27, 2009
There's a strong case to be made for The Conversation being Coppola's greatest film. Which, when you consider what else he's made, is high praise indeed.
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 18, 2008
A major artistic asset to the film -- besides script, direction and the top performances -- is supervising editor Walter Murch's sound collage and re-recording.
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
August 12, 2007
Coppola manages to turn an expert thriller into a portrayal of the conflict between ritual and responsibility without ever letting the levels of tension subside or the complicated plot get muddled.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
August 12, 2007
A movie of real authority.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 31, 2006
This is one of Coppola's masterpieces, a prophetic film about paranoia, the growing role of technology in our daily lives, and the impossibility of privacy even in public spaces.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
A bleak and devastatingly brilliant film.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
An absorbing character study of a paranoid loner. Hackman is superb.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 26, 2005
brilliant conspiracy thriller
| Original Score: 5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 1, 2004
Hackman e Coppola têm trajetórias profissionais longas e brilhantes - e, assim, não é um elogio qualquer dizer que este é um dos melhores filmes na carreira de ambos.
| Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 18, 2004
Grapples with the moral issue at stake in a country where technology has outstripped out knowledge of how to use and control it
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
November 4, 2003
Intense, moody, piece of cinematic paranoia.
| Original Score: 4/5
Fred Topel
About.com
July 14, 2003
Outdated techno-thriller. Hackman is great, but it doesn't hold up.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Nora Sayre
New York Times
May 21, 2003
Haunting and bothersome.
| Original Score: 3/5
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
February 17, 2003
Francis Ford Coppola's remastered masterpiece of modern-day paranoia is far more than a simple rehashing of a classic slice of cinema. It proves to be more prescient now than ever. . .
Full Review| Original Score: 5/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Director Francis Ford Coppola's paranoid classic is brilliantly revived on DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
August 18, 2002
A masterpiece of mounting paranoia.
| Original Score: 5/5
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