The Wages of Fear - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Wages of Fear Reviews

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TV Guide
July 30, 2003
Excellent, but nasty stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 19, 2003
The most nail-bitingly tense movie ever made, unbearably suspenseful.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The excitement derives entirely from the awareness of nitroglycerine and the gingerly, breathless handling of it. You sit there waiting for the theatre to explode.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
A terrific portrait of the class struggle that happens to have a few cases of nitro strapped to it to up the ante from the metaphorical to the extremely physical.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 5, 2002
A brilliant, though frankly overlong, exercise in filmmaking that creates a stunning portrait of a miserable corner of the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
July 25, 2002
One of the most suspenseful films ever made.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The film's extended suspense sequences deserve a place among the great stretches of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
An expertly directed, personally felt film.
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The kind of motion picture for which commonplace phrases like 'white-knuckle tension ride' have been coined.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kathleen Maher
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
One of the all-time great truck movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
A film that works, and works well enough to get audible gasps from the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: +3 out of -4..+4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 6, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 26, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
June 3, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
May 14, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net
January 15, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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