Sorcerer

Sorcerer ★★★★★

For the first hour I wasn't too sure what to think about this. It starts out as some kind of suave globetrotting thriller and then comes to a screeching halt once we arrive in that South American hellhole. However, it makes perfect sense to show the purgatory the leads got themselves into.

Once you understand their desperation, you get why they agree to this descent into madness. For the entirity of its second half I felt incredibly tense. Just by watching them punch these trucks over that bridge, I literally found myself gasping quite a few times.

Sorcerer was poised to become another 70s classic. It must be a special kind of irony that after opening only weeks after Star Wars did, it ended up in its own kind of limbo.

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