Amarcord Reviews

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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
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 22, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
April 27, 2009
Fellini is so bountiful with incident and observation that he makes most other film makers seem stingy.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 27, 2009
Federico Fellini's films beg to be seen on a movie screen. Their panoramic, overstuffed frames and larger-than-life characters overflow the boundaries of home theater; their exuberant, generous humor is best enjoyed in a packed auditorium.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Philip Kennicott
Washington Post
March 13, 2009
Orthodox Fellini lovers will give primacy to La Strada or La Dolce Vita, but Amarcord has its fans, and it's easy to see why.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2009
He [Director Fellini] leaves us with the hope that the human comedy just may be able to survive everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
December 3, 2008
This Fellini opus is his most accessible to mass audiences since La Dolce Vita.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 3, 2008
Uneven, loosely structured, and at times pretty vulgar as well as sentimental, but with some touching and lovely episodes.
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Lance Goldenberg
Village Voice
December 3, 2008
What positions the film among Fellini's greatest are its punctuation points of mysterious beauty.
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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.
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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
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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