Sorcerer

Sorcerer ★★★★★

"Unidos hacia el futuro."

This is my third time watching Sorcerer since discovering it less than a year ago. It's quickly becoming one of my all-time favorites. There are two scenes that don't work for me (the local idiot who runs in front of the trucks and the dance at the end), but everything else ranges from good (the montage of getting the trucks ready, introducing them as characters) to great (the existential despair in the final leg of the journey) to show-stoppingly perfect (the bridge). I love Friedkin's addition of the individual character introductions not found in the original Wages of Fear, which play a crucial role as the characters' morality becomes the film's central concern (their crimes define their redemption). It's all photographed gorgeously on location and looks stunning on Blu-ray, and as a "descent into Hell" it's everything it needs to be: intense, tragic, fascinating. Highly recommended.

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