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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 47 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 45 out of 47
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 47
  3. Negative: 2 out of 47

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86

Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critics

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Reviewed by: Don Druker
    80
    Gene Hackman excels in Francis Ford Coppola's tasteful, incisive 1974 study of the awakening of conscience in an "electronic surveillance technician."
  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.