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The Sand Pebbles Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
March 15, 2011
Steve McQueen gives a dominant performance in Robert Wise's ambitious but flawed period drama, which offers interesting parallels to the US involvment in Vietnam.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 26, 2009
The drama wavers between being compelling and reaching too far for greater historical significance, that it loses its bearings.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
November 3, 2008
Underrated Robert Wise classic starring McQueen in his finest acting role.
| Original Score: 5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 2, 2008
A fine old-school picture...elevated further by its progressive themes. [Blu-Ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
January 17, 2008
Steve McQueen is great, and Candace Bergen is breathtakingly beautiful.
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 16, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
March 30, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
December 12, 2003
Steve McQueen Rocks!!!!!!!!!
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
March 10, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 9, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 14, 2002
Overlong, moderately entertaining "epic"
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 7, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
September 11, 2001
Classic war tale suffers from unwieldly running time.
| Original Score: 76/100
Emanuel Levy
Screendaily
December 20, 2006
There are hints and parallels in this period drama set in 1926 with what was still happening in Vietnam, but writer Richard Anderson and director Robert Wise weren't sure what kind of message they wanted to send; Steve McQueen is good, though.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
July 16, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Variety
July 30, 2008
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
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