Sometimes a Great Notion 1971

Critics score:
100 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: Surprisingly effective. Read more

Stephen Garrett, Time Out: It's not a classic, in the sense of being perfectly formed. But the craft work is one of a kind. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Newman starts tunneling under the material, coming up with all sorts of things we didn't quite expect, and along the way he proves himself as a director of sympathy and a sort of lyrical restraint. Read more

Time Out: Newman's handling of the outdoor scenes, especially those involving work, is -- like his own acting -- restrained but powerfully evocative. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: The result is rather good -- a sort of contemporary 'western' in the timber territory. Read more

J. Hoberman, Village Voice: A New Hollywood movie suffused in Old Hollywood values. Read more