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The Sicilian Reviews

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November 8, 2016
Breathtakingly beautiful, but a mess.
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
April 21, 2007
This, not Heaven's Gate, is Cimino's true self-indulgent boondoggle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 29, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
July 22, 2008
The Sicilian represents a botched telling of the life of postwar outlaw leader Salvatore Giuliano.
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.
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.
September 21, 2005
Cimino's least satisfying film, but still an interesting failure.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
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
September 3, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
July 5, 2005
Read More | 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.
March 2, 2012
The actors aren't bad; they are simply miscast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
This is one of Cimino's best films, with a fine sense of spectacle and landscape.
November 9, 2005
See? He's not JUST the Highlander!
| Original Score: 4/5
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