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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 83%
IMDb Rating 7.8 10 12653


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Roy Scheider as Jackie Scanlon - 'Juan Dominguez'
Joe Spinell as Spider
Frank Pesce as Married Man
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by sunheadbowed 7 / 10

At times it is eerily beautiful in its tense malignancy.

William Friedkin's colossal money-draining box office failure follow-up to the astronomical success of 'The Exorcist' is actually not that bad. The film is a muddied, confusing, macho affair that condenses a three-hour film into two, but fits comfortably alongside other tense, post-Vietnam films of the period, such as 'The Deer Hunter' and 'Apocalypse Now' (both of which are far superior, admittedly) -- all of them dealing with a damaged, fearful American psyche, reeling from feverish foreign defeat.

The story is predictable (there are two jeeps, so one of them is getting blown up, and we know it won't be the one with American Roy Scheider at the wheel) and it's hard to like any of the characters, but as visual spectacle, the film feels authentic and powerful, and at times it is eerily beautiful in its tense malignancy. Tangerine Dream provide the synthy, proto-80s action/horror film soundtrack, which is enjoyable.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 10 / 10

A technical masterpiece

SORCERER is one of the toughest films I've ever seen, and I've seen plenty over the years. It's a film by William Friedkin which marks the last and best of his 1970s trilogy of incredible filmmaking that began with THE FRENCH CONNECTION and THE EXORCIST. The story is a remake of the French hit THE WAGES OF FEAR and involves a quartet of mercenaries who are hired to transport a quantity of volatile nitroglycerine through an unnamed South American country. It's a simple premise, but this is a film made for those who love film, with every aspect of cinema perfectly conveyed: the remorseless direction, the incredibly tough characters and tougher performances from the actors who play them (particularly Roy Scheider, who should have been an Oscar winner after this and JAWS), the eerie Tangerine Dream soundtrack, the refusal to give up a moment's suspense. The first hour is all slow build up but nonetheless full of the appropriate tension, while the last hour is as good as cinema gets and that bridge set-piece one of the best I've ever seen. A technical masterpiece, this one.

Reviewed by Scott LeBrun 8 / 10

Friedkin follows up two undeniable classics with something equally noteworthy.

Veteran filmmaker William Friedkin was in a quandary in the mid-70s. He just wasn't sure how he could possibly follow "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist", rightfully regarded as legendary films in their respective genres. He hadn't made a film in a few years, and knew he didn't want to tread familiar ground. Ultimately, he decided on an existential change of pace, remembering a renowned French picture he'd seen two decades previously and admired, "The Wages of Fear".

Friedkin decided to make a (mostly) English language adaptation of that novel his next project, and assembled some first rate collaborators on both sides of the camera.

The international cast includes Roy Scheider as a New Jersey mobster, Francisco Rabal as a hit-man, Bruno Cremer as a crooked French banker, and Amidou as a Middle Eastern terrorist. All fugitives from justice, they end up together in an unspecified Latin American hellhole. They step up to the plate when the call goes out to transport nitroglycerin over some VERY rough terrain, to help battle a massive oil fire.

Intelligent and utterly riveting, "Sorcerer" is the kind of experience that genuinely makes you catch your breath and sit bolt upright, and does it often. Very well shot on various striking Mexico locations (as well as Jerusalem, Paris, and the Dominican Republic), it's lovely to look at. Tangerine Dream supply some of their best, most haunting and atmospheric music for a motion picture.

The actors are excellent, especially Scheider. You can really feel his frustration when the four main characters have to deal with a major roadblock. Adding strong support are Ramon Bieri, Peter Capell, Karl John, and Friedrich von Ledebur. The great character actor Joe Spinell has a "blink and you might miss it" minor role.

The unqualified highlight is when the two trucks must cross a bridge in the rain - a rickety, flimsy looking thing that doesn't look like it can support their weight.

Essential viewing for cinephiles, and proof of how masterful that Friedkin can be when he's working on a passion project.

Eight out of 10.

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