“Sorcerer” (1977)

Can easily be singled out as one of the most overlooked films of the entire 1970s, despite being directed by William Friedkin, the director of “The Exorcist,” despite starring Roy Scheider, riding off the heels of “Jaws,” and despite being an exceptionally thrilling movie. This is a visceral and raw film, with some of the most genuine white-knuckle scenes ever made. This is one of those rare thrillers where every second makes you tense up, because you feel like these characters could literally blow up at any second. The bridge crossing scene in particular is a real show-stopper and one of the best action set pieces in all of cinema. Seek it out, and watch it, because this film is truly great.

Rating: 4.5/5

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