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Day of the Falcon Reviews

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
February 24, 2012
It's all very glossy, yet remains an emotionally arid affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
February 25, 2012
It's a tepid, timid affair, sexually, dramatically and politically.
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
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
February 23, 2012
The clumsy script never really delivers epic drama. Great action scenes, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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