The Sicilian
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Sicilian represents a botched telling of the life of postwar outlaw leader Salvatore Giuliano."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"One of this film's big problems is that you can hardly see it. The foregrounds are dark and indistinct. The backgrounds are overlit and washed-out."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The actors aren't bad; they are simply miscast."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Cimino's least satisfying film, but still an interesting failure."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"The dialogue is ponderously poetic, stilted and over-emphatic, characters are convenient cyphers, and both cutting and photography tend towards the bombastic. Folly, then, but gloriously inept and overblown."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"The Sicilian is unambiguously atrocious, but in that very special, howlingly grandiose manner that only a filmmaker with visions of epic greatness working on a large scale with a multinational cast can achieve."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"This, not Heaven's Gate, is Cimino's true self-indulgent boondoggle."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Any film that unites the writer of The Godfather and the Director of The Deer Hunter may sound tempting, but don't give in: this is a plodding and interminable film with a dreadful central performance."
‑ , Film4
"The film is a mess, though hardly on the panoramic scale of Heaven's Gate."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"If Cimino had gone along with the campy nosedive this movie takes, Sicilian could have been to mob films what Blazing Saddles was to westerns."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"See? He's not JUST the Highlander!"
‑ Kevin A. Ranson,
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