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Day of the Falcon Reviews

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Tom Cottey
Little White Lies
February 23, 2012
A distinctly average adventure which has us wishing for more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 25, 2012
A contemporary Lawrence of Arabia ... it is not because it's not beating with any passionate heart ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
February 20, 2012
The production values don't stint on gloss and camels, but like the black gold that underpins all the desert feuds, Jean-Jacques Annaud's script is definitely crude.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
February 29, 2012
At 130 minutes, Black Gold does outstay its welcome with too many confused or aborted storylines.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
February 23, 2012
It would be easy to laugh off if it wasn't so clearly a comment on historical reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine
February 28, 2013
There's an enormous amount of perverse pleasure to be had here for those who get off on the annihilation of nuance.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
February 23, 2012
Like a cool oasis, the end credits shimmer tantalisingly on the horizon throughout this punishingly tedious Arabian epic...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
February 23, 2012
The screen is as wide as the universe, but the further you go in either direction the more you realise you have been there before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Mueller
Total Film
February 13, 2012
Banderas hams and Pinto flutters. If it weren't for Strong and some colourful art direction, you could chalk this up as a busted well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
February 21, 2012
A movie that's fascinating in many respects, but doesn't really work as the lavish entertainment intended.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 29, 2012
'Is there a greater curse than to be a poor king?' Nesib asks sadly early on. Yes: letting a potentially great story slide away into mediocrity.
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
February 22, 2012
It just goes on and on - the cinematic equivalent of watching sand pouring through an egg timer that takes well over two hours to empty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stella Papamichael
Radio Times
February 24, 2012
It's all very glossy, yet remains an emotionally arid affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
February 22, 2012
The direction drags, the performances are uneven and there's a strong sense that the fictionalised story is less interesting than the reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 5, 2012
Pedestrian storytelling and clunky dialogue leaves this would-be epic drama about a power struggle between feuding kingdoms in soon-to-be-oil-rich 1920s Arabia bogged down in the sand
Philip French
Observer (UK)
February 25, 2012
It's a tepid, timid affair, sexually, dramatically and politically.
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
February 20, 2012
Ambitious but very tedious and talkatively hackneyed, redeemed just a smidge by the money shots of a swarm of extras on horseback sweeping across the sands.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 23, 2012
Black Gold feels like it could have been made in the 1950s; we have come to expect a little more from our blockbusters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror (UK)
February 23, 2012
The clumsy script never really delivers epic drama. Great action scenes, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Film4
February 23, 2012
It might look good but it's an anachronism that totally loses its way in the desert. Given the director's enthusiasm, Black Gold should have sparkled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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