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Cool Hand Luke

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Members say: Relevant, Intense, Entertaining, Masterful, Intelligent

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An adaptation of the novel, 'Cool Hand Luke' is a tale of sticking it to "The Man." More…

Under the scorching Florida sun, Boss Godfrey watches the chain gang and keeps his eye on Cool Hand Luke - war hero, trouble-maker, and inspiration to his fellow inmates - just the kind of man the Boss needs to crush. For Luke's defiance and harrowing escapes bring the hope of freedom to his fellow inmates.

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Relevant, Intense, Entertaining, Masterful, Intelligent
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Entertaining, Intelligent, Intense, Masterful, Relevant

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May 7th, 2015
"The adaptation is economical, though in the director’s minimalist, highly formalized staging it can also seem repetitive. One scene of men working with pickaxes very much resembles another...But the piece as a whole, which both starts and ends in Luke’s death, lacks impact. However undeserving h...
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May 8th, 2015
"While the physical setting is impressively rendered, Emma Reeves’ adaptation struggles with pacing. Most of the time, we’re left watching an evocative world in which little happens. Still, director Tantalo and his team are creating a recognizable signature style."
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May 7th, 2015
"This relentlessly bleak scenario is one reason why 'Cool Hand Luke' proves less successful. Also, Reeves' script, for all its serrated-edge sentences and tense confrontations, is weak on characterization....If it is a tougher, less accessible experience, it's easy to admire the enormous precisio...
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May 10th, 2015
"Despite how well realized this incarnation of 'Cool Hand Luke' is, the pacing periodically slows down. That has more to do with the structure of the source material than flaws in the presentation. Still, overall it is compelling, and is a tribute to free spirited mavericks combatting authority."
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