8 1/2

8 1/2

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8 1/2 Reviews

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Fellini's flights into the surreal are his self-examination and confession. Alas, unlike Bergman, his confession is without moral rigor; he wants to be indulged, not absolved.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: B-

November 22, 2004
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly

Most overrated film of all time.

| Original Score: 3/5

August 22, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of the undisputed classics of modern international film.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 5/5

July 21, 2003
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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Here is a piece of entertainment that will really make you sit up straight and think, a movie endowed with the challenge of a fascinating intellectual game.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

8 1/2 is widely regarded as Federico Fellini's masterpiece, though it is an abstract admittance of failure. (The film, however, has few faults it does not itself admit - a benefit of a film containing its own critic).

Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You

January 28, 2003
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a wonderfully self-indulgent meditation on creative blocks and personal crises

| Original Score: 4/4

December 18, 2001
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

A seminal work of cinema.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 9, 2001

he effect is sometimes confusing -- but always beautiful -- and eventually intertwines to a singular life-confirming realisation that cuts through the madness and embraces it.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 4/5

April 26, 2001
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Its opening [has] perhaps the greatest dream scene of all: Marcello Mastroianni's Guido stifled in a silent traffic jam, onlookers gazing blankly at him as he rises through the sunroof of his car, high into the sky. The rest of the film isn't too shabby.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

January 1, 2000

TV Guide's Movie Guide

[A] brilliant, sumptuous semi-autobiographical account of the creative process.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2000
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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The ensuing decades have brought forth a deluge of bogus masterpieces, and Fellini's, by comparison, holds up rather well.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Somehow, the movie is more than the dated crisis of a naval-contemplating artist. It's about the inability in all of us to make sense of our lives, put it all together and come up with something meaningful.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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[Fellini] is that rare sort of artist who can be loved, revered and just barely tolerated, all at the same time.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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8 1/2 is the best film ever made about filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 5/5

November 14, 2005
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

| Original Score: 4/5

October 11, 2004
Brandon Judell
PopcornQ

| Original Score: 5/5

August 19, 2003
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

| Original Score: 5/5

July 1, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

March 31, 2003
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

| Original Score: 5/5

February 25, 2003
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