1900 (Novecento) Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 25, 2012
The sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro and the beautiful score by Ennio Morricone are reason enough to rejoice.
Cole Smithey
January 18, 2009
[VIDEO ESSAY] "1900" (made in 1976) is Bernardo Bertolucci's crowning achievement of collectivist socio-political cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Fran Hortop
December 7, 2007
This is a handsome film with fierce and heartfelt ambition that succeeds in capturing something of the extreme social turmoil of pre-war Italy.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
December 7, 2007
Like a delicious pasta salad, ruined with intermittent slabs of Velveeta cheese.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 7, 2007
Great moments stud Bernardo Bertolucci's 1976 Marxist epic, but the end result is ambiguous.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
The mannered elegance of the camerawork and lighting cocoons the whole sad mess within a veneer of utterly spurious 'style.'
Emanuel Levy
July 1, 2005
Bertolucci's first failure after a series of masterpieces is an ambitious but structurally shapeless and thematically ambiguous historical epic that doesn't work even in its original cut of five hours.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
What high hopes were inspired by Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900 -- and how few of them are realized.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 4, 2004
A colossal bore.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It's a shapeless mass of film stock containing some brilliant moments and a lot more that are singularly uninspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kathleen Maher
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
If you've never seen it, go; it's just a matter of too much of a good thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 12, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
November 18, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
July 8, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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