Sorcerer ★★★★★

Few things can drive us to the edge as much as desperation. Regardless of its source, the lengths we’re willing to go to ease the anxiety it engenders can make for thoroughly compelling storytelling. But few such stories are executed as ferociously as Sorcerer. William Friedkin’s film is a masterpiece of tension, teeming with purely arresting desperation that throttles you so much it that it leaves you breathless. Whether it’s the mind-blowing set pieces or the magnificent scale of it all, there are no shortage of awe-inspiring facets in Sorcerer. To give away any of its details is to do wrong by anyone that hasn’t experienced it so I’ll avoid doing so. Suffice it to say that the amount of work put into every aspect of this film is evident in every single scene. There is no capitulation to be found here, just flawless craft and the precision of a united collective led by one unforgettable vision. Not only is it the director’s finest work, it’s a genuine landmark achievement in transportive cinema.

P.S. I’m not exaggerating when I say this was the whitest my knuckles have been since I first saw Uncut Gems.
P.P.S. This is probably the second best film of 1977.
P.P.P.S. Ahhh! Forgot to give a shout out to yet another excellent score by Tangerine Dream! There's just too much awesomeness to keep track of here.

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