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The Parallax View Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
March 15, 2010
Pakula and Gordon Willis' cinematography wring the ominous from the ordinary with utter severity
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 14, 2009
A gripping paranoia political thriller that should make conspiracy buffs excited and provoke even the casual viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 30, 2009
One of the great American films from arguably the finest decade in American filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online
March 11, 2009
... arguably the definitive conspiracy thriller of the seventies.

June 7, 2007
The Parallax View is one of the great paranoid thrillers of the 1970s. Which, when you consider how paranoid America was post-Watergate, is high praise indeed.
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
June 7, 2007
For my taste the suspenseful set pieces go on much too long, and the message -- that right-wing conspiracy is built into the American political and corporate structure -- is overstated.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 7, 2007
This is one of the best political thrillers of the 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ed Park
Village Voice
June 7, 2007
It's an astringently cynical take on official history, with Warren Beatty as a muckraker investigating the strange aftershocks of a senator's killing.
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Variety Staff
June 7, 2007
Pakula's production and direction are lavish in physical details.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Excellent performances; fascinating film.
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
January 20, 2006
Among the top paranoid thrillers of the 1970s
| Original Score: 5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
December 19, 2005
A fotografia de Gordon Willis é sufocante, mas o filme empalidece frente a produções similares, como Sob o Domínio do Mal e Todos os Homens do Presidente.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The thrills don't mount as the film goes on. They don't even accumulate. Once they are experienced, they dissolve so thoroughly that by the end you're likely to feel as cheated as I did.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 8, 2003
Superior thriller.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
A masterpiece of suspense, tension and cinematic storytelling the likes of which, sadly, Hollywood doesn't make anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
[A] brilliant, spellbinding 1974 political thriller.
Christopher Null
March 7, 2001
Stylish yet devilishly confusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Wood
January 1, 2000
A political conspiracy thriller par excellence and a candidate perhaps for Beatty's finest screen moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
July 16, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
June 11, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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