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The Sheltering Sky Reviews

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September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 11, 2011
Filled with stunning visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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June 24, 2006
As you'd expect, it's a big, handsome film, rich and strange in psychological depths and eroticism. Malkovich and Winger play woundingly well.
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
April 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 28, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
January 23, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
A long, beautifully modulated cry of despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 20, 2002
We are brought face-to-face with the compulsions and yearnings which lie behind our alternating love and fear of life.
July 30, 2002
Fascinating without ever being involving
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Bowles's gentle, avian features, the obvious wisdom of his years and his distinctive presence are practically worth the price of admission.
January 1, 1990
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 7, 2007
Disappointing.
December 7, 2007
A disappointingly reductive adaptation of Paul Bowles's first novel.
December 7, 2007
Those who haven't read the book will be left bewildered.
December 7, 2007
Brimming with obscure meaning and devoid of drive and fervor, the film dries up in that symbolic desert sun, the victim of its own pretensions and a casualty of trying to film something best suited to the realm of cult literature.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 6, 2005
Bertolucci's grand desert epic gets stuck in the sand right at the start.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
July 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2004
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Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 5, 2003
Soul searching is rarely a thrill a minute but it's rarely as tedious as this. ...Oscar-bait it may be, but "The Sheltering Sky" is more deserving of the First Annual Chicken Little Award.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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