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The Sheltering Sky Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Top Critic
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.
May 20, 2003
A long, beautifully modulated cry of despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
The book is so complete, so deep and so self-contained that it shuts the movie out. Bertolucci shows us the outsides and the surfaces, and a person seeing this movie without having read the book might ask what it is about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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, 2000
[A] frustrating, monotonously obscure movie.
January 1, 1990
Full Review | Original Score: B