The Year of Living Dangerously Synopsis
A reporter (Mel Gibson) betrays his friend (Linda Hunt) and his lover (Sigourney Weaver).
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Boston Globe

The movie masterfully evokes, through stunning direction and magnificent performances, the heat and passion of desperate people living in...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The Year of Living Dangerously is a wonderfully complex film about personalities more than events, and we really share the feeling of...
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88

TV Guide

Ambitious, stylish, and ideologically confused, The Year of Living Dangerously falters in its attempts to succeed simultaneously as...
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80

Empire

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With its echoes of Graham Greene’s "The Quiet American," the script is inevitably preachy and Weir’s camera glowers over the injustices of...
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80

Variety

Here is an astonishing feat of acting by New Yorker Linda Hunt, cast by Weir because he could not locate a short male actor to fit the...
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60

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
Peter Weir’s The Year of Living Dangerously is a good, romantic melodrama that suffers more than most good, romantic melodramas in not...
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60

Time

By Richard Corliss
The plot becomes landlocked in true-life implausibilities; the characters rarely get a hold on the moviegoer's heart or lapels. What saves...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
The Year of Living Dangerously is chic, enigmatic, self-assured - and empty. [18 Feb 1983]
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40

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
Peter Weir's attempt to make a "Casablanca" for the 80s - a romance set against a background of exoticism and intrigue - suffers from hazy...
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Rated PG