Amarcord Reviews

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Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 13, 2006
A memorable last chapter to Fellini's nostalgic screen reminiscences that began in 1953 with I Vitelloni.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
September 6, 2006
Amarcord, easily one of Fellini's masterpieces, is at once a personal memory film and a more detached social scrutinization of Italian society, specifically the political isolation and cultural provincialism that helped Fascism rise to power.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 18, 2006
A vulgar, crassly funny, tender, always affectionate nostalgia trip, Fellini style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Fellini at his ripest and loudest recreates a fantasy-vision of his home town during the fascist period.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 3, 2006
One of Fellini's wisest, warmest and most wonderful.
| Original Score: 5/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
September 18, 2004
This veers from the heartfelt to the satirical, the scathing to the loving, the funny to the melancholy -- in short, it's everything that great cinema should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Dawson
August 31, 2004
The bawdily amusing Amarcord dispenses with a traditional plot in favour of a series of communal set-pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 15, 2004
A totally accessible film. It deals directly, hilariously, and sometimes poignantly with the good people of this small town.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide
August 29, 2003
In his own unique style, Federico Fellini has created a beautiful work of art that is as amusing as it is inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
A pictorial weaving of the bizarre fragments of Fellini's imagination and memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
When Mr. Fellini is working in peak condition, as he is in Amarcord, he somehow brings out the best in us.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 2, 2003
Images of such stunning beauty that you feel you're actually inside Fellini's mind, seeing the things he remembers -- in a highly colored fashion -- from childhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 24, 2002
...for long lasting imagery this nostalgic remembrance is highly entertaining and just may hook a newcomer to foreign film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dan Jardine
All Movie Guide
September 24, 2001
Fellini's whimsical and tender semi-autobiographical film is one of his best works.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Christopher Null
June 19, 2001
It's the more fanciful and lighthearted first half of the film (obviously a big inspiration for some of Woody Allen's work) that works the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dragan Antulov
January 1, 2000
Amarcord could be viewed as one of the most humane films of 20th Century, and it keeps its general feel good atmosphere despite depicting having many uncomfortable, melancholic and even tragic moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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David Fear
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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