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The Sicilian Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
April 21, 2007
This, not Heaven's Gate, is Cimino's true self-indulgent boondoggle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rebecca Murray
October 29, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Variety Staff
July 22, 2008
The Sicilian represents a botched telling of the life of postwar outlaw leader Salvatore Giuliano.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 21, 2005
Cimino's least satisfying film, but still an interesting failure.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The film is a mess, though hardly on the panoramic scale of Heaven's Gate.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 3, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
July 5, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5

May 24, 2003
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.

TV Guide
March 2, 2012
The actors aren't bad; they are simply miscast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
This is one of Cimino's best films, with a fine sense of spectacle and landscape.
Kevin A. Ranson
November 9, 2005
See? He's not JUST the Highlander!
| Original Score: 4/5
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