Sorcerer is a film about brotherhood, loneliness, and the extreme lengths men will go to in order to survive.
The film showcases an interesting story, strong practical effects, good cinematography, some intelligent editing, and ends on a fantastic final twenty minutes. There are so many wonderful shots, cuts, and ideas contained within this film.
Unfortunately, the film is marred by its two hour running time feeling more like four. The script is weak and filled with a multitude of plotholes, we know next to nothing about the characters (certainly not enough to care about them), and it's simply a drag right up until the end. I can understand why so many view it as a hidden classic, but I simply don't see it that way.