8 1/2

8 1/2

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8 1/2 Reviews

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TIME Magazine
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Unless Fellini's problem has been preying on the mind of the viewer, he may not care to take on the director's doubts and confusions.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

April 27, 2009
Steve Goldman
Empire Magazine

A sprawling anything-goes portrait of the artist and the creative process in crisis.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

January 6, 2014
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

March 31, 2003
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
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Fellini was so incredibly creative that when he was mentally blocked, he turned his inner struggle into a phenomenal masterpiece of introspection.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 4/4

May 20, 2005
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

A marvellous and immensely personal piece of self analysis, which journeys into the heart, mind and soul of its illustrious director, Frederico Fellini.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 6, 2010
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

There's no clean way to boil the characters of 8 1/2 down to their psychoanalytical essence.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

January 13, 2010
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 5/5

November 14, 2005
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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It's Fellini's last black-and-white picture and conceivably the most gorgeous and inventive thing he ever did.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 9, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Fellini's manic, larger-than-life 8 1/2 rules as the king of all Italian movies.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

August 29, 2005
Variety Staff
Variety
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Here is the author-director picture par excellence, an exciting, stimulating, monumental creation.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 9, 2007
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

A seminal work of cinema.

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

December 9, 2001
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 4/5

December 16, 2002
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

| Original Score: 5/5

February 25, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

a true masterpiece

| Original Score: 5/5

June 6, 2006
Sean Axmaker
MSN.com

... a delightful piece of filmmaking full of imaginative flights of creative delirium and accomplished with wit, verve, style, grace, and a tongue-in-cheek joy.

Full Review Source: MSN.com

January 13, 2010
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

If a Fellini fan, this one is a must see.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

June 9, 2012
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
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
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

| Original Score: 4/5

October 11, 2004
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