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The Conversation Reviews

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Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Outdated techno-thriller. Hackman is great, but it doesn't hold up.
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 27, 2001
A taut, intelligent thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
March 13, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Director Francis Ford Coppola's paranoid classic is brilliantly revived on DVD.
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
Brian Holcomb
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
Mark R. Leeper
January 14, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
February 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
November 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 13, 2001
Though the film is an acknowledged tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni's Blowup (1966), The Conversation has aged far better than that '60s relic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 24, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Top Critic
Variety Staff
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
A unique film, enhanced further by a great sound track by Walter Murch.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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
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
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 26, 2005
brilliant conspiracy thriller
| Original Score: 5/5
Michael Atkinson
November 6, 2001
Both Coppola and Hackman have done showier work than The Conversation, but none so chilling, real or powerful.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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