The Wages of Fear Reviews

April 1, 2014
Turning the screws with a relentlessness that impresses even in this age of the ruthless, high-tech thriller, Clouzot strings together situations of vividly, almost sadistically imagined danger.
December 6, 2011
Hitch's bomb-under-the-table suspense formula burnished to an expert sheen.
March 1, 2007
A significant influence on Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch, this grueling pile driver of a movie will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Top Critic
March 1, 2007
A harrowing odyssey of four derelicts inching two trucks loaded with nitro-glycerine over a tortuous terrain puts this in the strong meat department with a downbeat theme of fear and its manifestations.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
A reeking bandana movie, with all the expected thrills, but a vision of men as scurrying insects with no redeeming features.
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.
January 1, 2000
An expertly directed, personally felt film.
January 1, 2000
The film's extended suspense sequences deserve a place among the great stretches of cinema.
January 1, 2000
The kind of motion picture for which commonplace phrases like 'white-knuckle tension ride' have been coined.