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Francis Ford Coppola follows The Godfather with this intimate film about an audio surveillance expert who faces a moral quandary when he suspects that a couple whose conversation he's been hired to record will be murdered.
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Netflix Rating: 3.6
NYT Critics' Pick
Wire-tapper in hot water, via Coppola. Eerily engrossing. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 98%
Critics' score: 98   Audience score: 89   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

A major artistic asset to the film -- besides script, direction and the top performances -- is supervising editor Walter Murch's sound collage and re-recording. full review

Variety Staff, Variety

Coppola manages to turn an expert thriller into a portrayal of the conflict between ritual and responsibility without ever letting the levels of tension subside or the complicated plot get muddled. full review

Don Druker, Chicago Reader

Haunting and bothersome.

Nora Sayre, New York Times

A taut, intelligent thriller. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
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