Marathon Man
Marathon Man (1976)

William Goldman adapted his own novel for this thriller of a US agent who unwittingly draws his brother, the marathon runner of the title, into a complex plot involving a ruthless Nazi doctor, whose methods of extracting information using… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 6, 1976
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2001
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Schlesinger's stylish political thriller features Olivier as an old, nasty Nazi, in a splashy role that earned him Oscar nomination.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Needlessly complicated glossy thriller.

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Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic

Although best-known for its infamous "Is it safe?" sequence, Marathon Man is a whole lot better than just one horrific scene.

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David Gurney
Common Sense Media

Film's notorious torture scene means adults only.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Scheider looks great as the well-dressed cool guy and Olivier turns in his most notoriously frightening performance.

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Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily

Teeth-clenching, white-knuckle thriller!

Steve Crum

If this doesn't turn you against going to the dentist, nothing will. Terrifying, pulsating film w/Hoffman.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Do acidente de carro que abre a história ao confronto final em uma estação de esgoto, o filme jamais consegue ser convincente; e a única cena realmente eficaz do longa é aquela ambientada num bairro judeu.

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Not sure this deserves to be a classic, but certainly a competently made thriller.

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Carlos Magalhães
What begins as a taut, intriguing thriller soon becomes too complicated and desperate to defy our suspension of disbelief (as with a ridiculous shootout at a… More
Chris Weber
This is Marathon Man, a suspense thriller directed by John Schlesinger and written by William Goldman, based on his novel of the same name. The story concerns… More
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Drew Smith
I love the unusual air of mystery that surrounds Marathon Man, but considering how much trouble I'm having thinking of anything else productive to say… More
Dan Schultz
An original though flawed story of a student (Dustin Hoffman) who gets involved in a sinister plot involving diamonds and a sadistic Nazi (Laurence Olivier),… More
Lady D'arbanville
A very drawn out film, but quited a tortourous one for it?s time, despite not showing any real gore. For me my anticipation for watching this film exceded my… More