Notebook Reviews: MARATHON MAN

4 out of 5 stars

John Schlesinger – 1976.

John Schlesinger‘s Marathon Man is a wonderful suspense thriller with an impressive cast –Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider and William Devane

William Goldman‘s screenplay (adapted from his own novel) has plenty of development, well-crafted moments and tense set pieces (particularly the torture scene). The performances are great too and everyone is a joy to watch (Hoffman makes for an intriguing leading man). 

Marathon Man is a film which truly deserves its classic status.