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Wages of Fear, The ( salaire de la peur, Le ) (1953) Movie Reviews

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SIngli6 11/08/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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To make a story that is unrelentingly tense and horrendously cruel, as well as entertaining, funny, and thrilling is the sign of an accomplished craftsman, but to make that story all of those things whilst still honouring the foundation of tragedy and nihilism that inherently exists in the premise? That, dear readers, is as stark and inspiring as genius gets. I recommend the extended version over the original American print as it gives you more insight into the minds of the main characters.

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mitchellyoung 07/05/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Inventive and powerful film. The first half sets up characters and setting through a string of intricate sequences and the last half is pure, unadulterated tension. One of the greatest.

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GJ81 03/21/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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An early film example of 'High Concept'. The film doesn't jump straight into its most powerful scenes. Instead for the first hour, you get nothing but character building which could potentially put off some viewers. But for the later scenes to work, getting to know these people and what stakes are involved, is absolutely vital. When everything kicks off though, it is an intense piece of cinema.

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Allison 09/21/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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I gave this movie a second chance after giving up on it the first time. Good thing I did. Not only does this have a crazy, but satisfying (Zabriskie Point-esque) ending, but I got into the director's work because of this. Hand down, two thumbs up!!!

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