Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    100
    One of Coppola's very best.
  2. 100
    As he is played by Gene Hackman in The Conversation, an expert wiretapper named Harry Caul is one of the most affecting and tragic characters in the movies.
  3. Reviewed by: Angie Errigo
    100
    Another great, landmark American film of the '70s.
  4. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    90
    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.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Mar 9, 2013
    10
    Great film.
  2. Oct 1, 2010
    8
    Unravels through excellent sound and picture editing, superb acting from Gene Hackman, and of course Coppola; a true auteur of a director whoUnravels through excellent sound and picture editing, superb acting from Gene Hackman, and of course Coppola; a true auteur of a director who during the same year also made the unforgettable Godfather II. Full Review »
  3. Jan 5, 2015
    0
    Studied this in film studies and it is my least favourite film of all time. I despise this slow paced film, so dull. I'd rather spend timeStudied this in film studies and it is my least favourite film of all time. I despise this slow paced film, so dull. I'd rather spend time with Anton Chigurh.

    0/10 - Ben Hazelden
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