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Equus Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 18, 2014
Sidney Lumet's handling of the material doesn't miss a beat; the only real trace of an encroaching staginess can be found in some of Dysart's lengthy monologues.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 9, 2011
A compelling thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Susan Granger
April 5, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
March 13, 2006
Thanks Sidney.
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
June 30, 2005
The acting of Richard Burton and Peter Firth in their Oscar-nominated turns is good, but writer Shaffer and Sidney Lumet can't really open up the play
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 16, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Sarah Chauncey
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 23, 2004
An illuminating parable about the human condition, giving voice to the yearning we all have for some kind of religious experience.
Niki Patton
Martha's Vineyard Times (Massachusetts)
November 11, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 25, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
August 16, 2001
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: low +3 out of -4..+4
Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View
December 3, 2010
Sidney Lumet was just the right director for Equus, and just the wrong one.
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 23, 2004
Pretty much fails as film; the play's really the thing
| Original Score: 2/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
he center of the film is still grandiose acting and tons of over-reaching self-revelation, and it ends up feeling awkward and unsteady on the screen
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
| Original Score: 2/5
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