Sweet and endearing for many, irritating and tedious for others.
| Original Score: 5/10
[S]imply nonsensical to me. Fascists are idiots, Catholic priests are clowns -- I agree with this. So why don't I feel it?
Continues to resemble something a lewd, grouchy, fitfully indecent silent-movie director might have made for his first time using color and sound. That, at least, would explain the shouting.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Bloated, overblown and essentially empty, Fellini's last hit movie skims over the surface of the lives it depicts, substituting manufactured sentiment for genuine feeling or understanding.
Fellini's ability to compose a frame that oozes baroque drama and vitality is almost unparalleled and Amarcord more or less succeeded for me in evoking a time period through the eyes of a young boy...
A totally accessible film. It deals directly, hilariously, and sometimes poignantly with the good people of this small town.
| Original Score: 4/4
I'm not sure how Amarcord played in the '70s, but now it feels like an affectionate parody of Italian movie conventions.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Amarcord is Fellini's scrapbook of memories culled from his own life and it is completely engaging and delightful.
Makes me feel like a boy everytime I see it.
| Original Score: 5/5
What's so surprising about this film is just how loose and effortlessly enjoyable it is, despite all its ideas and images. It's one of the director's very best.
Fellini is so bountiful with incident and observation that he makes most other film makers seem stingy.
This Fellini opus is his most accessible to mass audiences since La Dolce Vita.
He [Director Fellini] leaves us with the hope that the human comedy just may be able to survive everything.
| Original Score: 5/5
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Fellini's whimsical and tender semi-autobiographical film is one of his best works.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
| Original Score: 3/5
It's one of the noted Italian directors more vibrant films that captures him at his most playful and incisive.
| Original Score: B+
| Original Score: 4/5
One of Fellini's wisest, warmest and most wonderful.
...for long lasting imagery this nostalgic remembrance is highly entertaining and just may hook a newcomer to foreign film.
| Original Score: A