Fellini's solo directing debut, a charming fable about a newlywed couple, shows themes and characters that will reappear in his future work, not to mention the significance of wife actress Masina.
| Original Score: A-
Warm Flaubertian satire
A funny, sardonic, and clever satire on popular heroes and ordinary people's illusions.
Clever lighthearted spoof on movie stars.
| Original Score: B
Not one of Fellini's masterworks (and uncharacteristically farcical), but it is a must-see for those interested in the director's oeuvre and an entertaining piece on its own.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Fellini would make much better films but this isn't a bad debut.
Federico Fellini's first film, a charming caper that follows a pair of tormented honeymooners through their slapstick adventures in Rome, has put to rest my ungrounded fear of Fellini.
| Original Score: 4/5
Fellini's most purely pleasurable movie.
| Original Score: 5/5
Probably shouldn't be your first stop into the wonderfully weird world of Fellini, but his fans should absolutely find something to savour in this enjoyable little farce.
| Original Score: 80/100
Such as in La Strada and Nights of Cabiria, in The White Sheik Fellini acknowledges his neo-realist foundation, and displays a capacity for fantasy.
a delightful comedy that demonstrates Fellini's talent of directing exaggerated actors in madcap scenarios
| Original Score: 3.5/5