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Papillon Reviews

September 23, 2015
McQueen works hard and al most manages to triumph over his star presence, while Hoffman submerges himself eccentrically and amusingly in his coward's role.
September 23, 2015
Director Franklin J. Schaffner has succeeded in making a two-and-a-half-hour film that seems like six.
March 26, 2009
The script is very good within its limitations, but there is insufficient identification with the main characters.
August 3, 2007
A rousing drama of endurance, opportunism and friendship under fire.
June 24, 2006
With Schaffner unable to find the necessary perspective to prevent the film from becoming unevenly episodic, it ends up looking as if it were tacked together by at least three different directors.
May 9, 2005
A big, brave, stouthearted, sometimes romantic, sometimes silly melodrama with the kind of visual sweep you don't often find in movies anymore.
October 23, 2004
An expensive, exhaustive, 150-mintue odyssey that doesn't so much conclude as cross the finish line and collapse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4