Sorcerer ★★★★

How can you not love what Friedkin did with this material? He strips it all down to the barest, most primal essence of the story and the characters.

Most of it plays out like a silent film, save for the oppressive buzzing, whirling, and whipping of nature; it has a man vs God/elements vibe to it.

I also really loved the texture of the movie; it all feels completely tangible. I was getting hot and sticky just watch these dudes slowly making their way through the jungle.

The only real criticism I have is that it often feels like what was going on during the first act wouldn't have been as clear if I wasn't familiar with The Wages of Fear.

I would put this up there amongst the best remakes ever made. Friedkin rocks.