The Sheltering Sky Reviews

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July 30, 2002
Fascinating without ever being involving
January 1, 2000
It is no doubt quite difficult to portray self-indulgence without the work itself taking on an air of arrogance; and certainly The Sheltering Sky fails on that level.
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
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.
January 1, 2000
[A] frustrating, monotonously obscure movie.
January 1, 1990
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