March 25, 2020
Lumet was a director who rose or fell based on the quality of his source material and collaborators. He served the demands of the story, rather than demanding that the story serve his esoteric vision or personal style.
July 31, 2019
The story is gratuitously complicated, becoming heavier in the second part. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 2, 2018
The blinding of horses is something that works a great deal better as stage symbolism than as cinematic fact, and that's one of the several things wrong with the way Equus has been brought to the screen.
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.
December 3, 2010
Sidney Lumet was just the right director for Equus, and just the wrong one.
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
October 23, 2004
Pretty much fails as film; the play's really the thing
January 23, 2004
An illuminating parable about the human condition, giving voice to the yearning we all have for some kind of religious experience.
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