The Conversation review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 03/19/12
" I'm not following you, I'm looking for you. There's a big difference." A slow burner that builds up well towards the wonderful finale. Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is a surveillance expert who works with Stan (John Cazale). A couple (Cindy Williams and Frederic Forrest) is bugged at a busy square. The story becomes interesting when the source of the surveillance has been revealed. Its romantic angle of Caul’s girl, and an almost non-existent soundtrack were somewhat dissatisfying and lengthy. Screenplay was impressive with lines like: "Walking around in circles." and "A lot of fun you are. You're supposed to tease me, give hints, make me guess, you know." The Conversation’s premise and themes of technology, distrust, bad communication and privacy were very interesting if only presented in a better method. It was still engaging in a sense since it somewhat educates the viewers in the relm of ire-tapping conversations.