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The Conversation Reviews

August 15, 2016
Thanks to Walter Murch's keen, intuitive sound montage and Hackman's clammy, subtle performance, the movie captures [an] elusive and universal fear-that of losing the power to respond, emotionally and morally, to the evidence of one's own senses.
October 18, 2008
A major artistic asset to the film -- besides script, direction and the top performances -- is supervising editor Walter Murch's sound collage and re-recording.
August 12, 2007
Coppola manages to turn an expert thriller into a portrayal of the conflict between ritual and responsibility without ever letting the levels of tension subside or the complicated plot get muddled.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
A bleak and devastatingly brilliant film.
May 21, 2003
Haunting and bothersome.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 4, 2002
The Conversation is an intricate and unsettlingly subtle character study, with a very strong performance from Hackman.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 3, 2002
This is a severe and gripping masterpiece.
February 27, 2001
A taut, intelligent thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4