The Sheltering SkyThe American artist couple Port and Kit Moresby (John Malkovich, Debra Winger), who are searching for new experiences that could give sense to their relationship, drift toward emptiness in postwar North Africa.Keywords:
Actors of "The Sheltering Sky"
Directors of "The Sheltering Sky"Bernardo BertolucciBirthdate: 16 March 1941, Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Creators of "The Sheltering Sky"Paul BowlesBirthdate: 30 December 1910, Queens, New York, USAMark PeploeBirthdate: 1943, Kenya
Critic Reviews of "The Sheltering Sky"Chicago ReaderDecember 07, 2007
A disappointingly reductive adaptation of Paul Bowles's first novel.VarietyDecember 07, 2007
Those who haven't read the book will be left bewildered.Time OutJune 24, 2006
As you'd expect, it's a big, handsome film, rich and strange in psychological depths and eroticism. Malkovich and Winger play woundingly well.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
A long, beautifully modulated cry of despair.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
[A] frustrating, monotonously obscure movie.Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
The book is so complete, so deep and so self-contained that it shuts the movie out. Bertolucci shows us the outsides and the surfaces, and a person seeing this movie without having read the book might ask what it is about.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsMarch 11, 2011
Filled with stunning visuals.Film4December 07, 2007
Disappointing.TV GuideDecember 07, 2007
Brimming with obscure meaning and devoid of drive and fervor, the film dries up in that symbolic desert sun, the victim of its own pretensions and a casualty of trying to film something best suited to the realm of cult literature.Filmcritic.comDecember 06, 2005
Bertolucci's grand desert epic gets stuck in the sand right at the start.Worcester Telegram & GazetteJanuary 30, 2004
(No quote available.)James Sanford on FilmAugust 05, 2003
Soul searching is rarely a thrill a minute but it's rarely as tedious as this. ...Oscar-bait it may be, but "The Sheltering Sky" is more deserving of the First Annual Chicken Little Award.
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