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The Year of Living Dangerously Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 2, 2016
Its flaws are unmistakable and some of its beats a little bit rote, but this is much more daunting and daring than it appears, maybe even more than it realises.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Gary Arnold
Washington Post
August 4, 2015
[A] grievously flawed yet compelling tale of political intrigue, certainly a triumph of atmosphere if not of coherent dramatization.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 15, 2011
A young Mel Gibson anchors a fascinating look at the life of a journalist looking for the great war-era news story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Variety Staff
July 7, 2010
Weir and his crew expertly recreate the squalor, poverty, noise, heat and emotion of the pressure cooker that was Indonesia in 1965.
Emanuel Levy
February 21, 2008
Combining political intrigue, steamy romance, and engaging characters, Peter Weir's well-crafted, highly enjoyable adventure is one of the few successful efforts to make a Casablanca-like movie for modern audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Rod McShane
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A curiously languid affair, rather than the breathless Costa-Gavras-style thriller which was the least one might have expected from this kind of material.
Christopher Null
September 20, 2005
The rest of the film hasn't aged nearly as well as Hunt's fun performance...
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 19, 2004
Biting, tense Weir film--factually based
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 8, 2004
With director Peter Weir applying the lighter fluid, Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver ignite with a chemistry that goes ... into the realm of star quality
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 4/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...a reasonably entertaining time-filler...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A good, romantic melodrama that suffers more than most good, romantic melodramas in not being much better than it is.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 5, 2003
Outstanding political thriller -- and plenty hot, to boot
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
A rousing and sharp look at a land that's far from our own in more ways than one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 5, 2001
Weir's movies are open-ended, stylish dramas that engage our senses, psyche, and wonder.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
The Year of Living Dangerously is a flawed film, but it is richly textured and imbued with enough emotional and intellectual subtlety to make it a rewarding experience.
Read More | Original Score: 79/100
Chuck O'Leary
May 7, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
November 21, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
December 7, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 23, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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