The Conversation

The Conversation

The Conversation

Francis Ford Coppola's classic, paranoid suspense film - winner of the 1974 Palme d'Or. Gene Hackman plays Harry Caul, a professional surveillance man engaged by the shadowy chief of an unnamed corporation to listen in on the conversation between a man and woman. Caul obsseses over the tapes and becomes convinced the couple's lives are in danger, even as he slides into paranoia.

Winner of the Palme d'Or and Prze of the Ecumenical Jury (Special Mention) at Cannes 1974. Best Editing and Soundtrack at the 1975 BAFTA Awards.
1974Rating: M, Low level violence113 minsUSA
DramaThrillerClassic

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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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.

Time Out

Time Out

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A bleak and devastatingly brilliant film.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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Haunting and bothersome.

The Guardian

The Guardian

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A severe and gripping masterpiece.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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A taut, intelligent thriller.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A fantastic reminder of why 70s Hollywood is so often the benchmark for modern moviedom to aspire to.

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

Time Out

Time Out

press

A bleak and devastatingly brilliant film.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Haunting and bothersome.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A severe and gripping masterpiece.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A taut, intelligent thriller.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A fantastic reminder of why 70s Hollywood is so often the benchmark for modern moviedom to aspire to.

5.0

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