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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
August 15, 2016
Thanks to Walter Murch's keen, intuitive sound montage and Hackman's clammy, subtle performance, the movie captures [an] elusive and universal fear-that of losing the power to respond, emotionally and morally, to the evidence of one's own senses.
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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.
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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.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
A bleak and devastatingly brilliant film.
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Nora Sayre
New York Times
May 21, 2003
Haunting and bothersome.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 27, 2001
A taut, intelligent thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4