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The Sicilian represents a botched telling of the life of postwar outlaw leader Salvatore Giuliano.
The dialogue is ponderously poetic, stilted and over-emphatic, characters are convenient cyphers, and both cutting and photography tend towards the bombastic. Folly, then, but gloriously inept and overblown.
The film is a mess, though hardly on the panoramic scale of Heaven's Gate.
One of this film's big problems is that you can hardly see it. The foregrounds are dark and indistinct. The backgrounds are overlit and washed-out.
The Sicilian is unambiguously atrocious, but in that very special, howlingly grandiose manner that only a filmmaker with visions of epic greatness working on a large scale with a multinational cast can achieve.
If Cimino had gone along with the campy nosedive this movie takes, Sicilian could have been to mob films what Blazing Saddles was to westerns.
Breathtakingly beautiful, but a mess.
The actors aren't bad; they are simply miscast.
This, not Heaven's Gate, is Cimino's true self-indulgent boondoggle.
See? He's not JUST the Highlander!
Cimino's least satisfying film, but still an interesting failure.
Any film that unites the writer of The Godfather and the Director of The Deer Hunter may sound tempting, but don't give in: this is a plodding and interminable film with a dreadful central performance.
This could be a good mafia movie, but the actors and actuatios are so poor (except John Turturro) that makes this movie a crap.
Does have its moments, but has the feel of being cut from a much longer film.
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