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Cool Hand Luke Reviews

April 23, 2009
Stuart Rosenberg's direction is a horror, but the cast teems with so many familiar faces that this 1967 film can't help but entertain.
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August 22, 2008
A picture of chilling dramatic power.
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.
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.
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 20, 2003
That traditional object of sorrow and compassion in American folk song and lore, the chain-gang prisoner, is given as strong a presentation as ever he has had on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5