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Cool Hand Luke Reviews

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August 12, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2004
A tough, honest film with backbone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 15, 2004
It's as fresh and effective in 2004 as it was in 1967.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 2, 2009
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 9, 2008
Newman remains watchable and glamorous throughout, bloody, muddy or coated in torso-flattering sweat, but the film's efforts to sentimentally "humanize" him by psychological revelation are clumsy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
December 1, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 26, 2015
As this 'Southern' turns up the heat, the sense of sadistic oppression, of being looked down on by 'the man,' swelters and burns. The glowering sun eclipses the convict in its hellfire glow. Newman/Luke's knowing smile, though, burns on.
January 6, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
September 4, 2008
Cool Hand Luke now seems more like a well-made entertainment than any kind of American masterpiece.
February 9, 2006
A caustically witty look at the American South and its still-surviving chain gangs, with Newman in fine sardonic form as the boss-baiter who refuses to submit and becomes a hero to his fellow-prisoners.
February 16, 2014
An incredible film...
July 22, 2008
Newman gives an excellent performance, assisted by a terriffic supporting cast, including George Kennedy, outstanding as the unofficial leader of the cons who yields first place to Newman.
September 23, 2004
A seminal work.
| Original Score: 5/5
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2006
Thematic ambivalence and episodic structure start to feel like major virtues: Cool Hand Luke is one of our most lived-in and pleasurably paced odes to nonconformity.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 20, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 14, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
November 4, 2005
Classic anti-hero story still packs a punch.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 26, 2008
...most viewers will have little failure understanding the movie and its motives. They communicate brilliantly.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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