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Boccaccio '70

Boccaccio '70 (1962)

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Released in the US by 20th Century-Fox, Boccaccio '70 is a compendium of short subjects directed by three of Italy's top filmmakers. Each story is written in the style of the famed Italian essayist Boccaccio, albeit told in contemporary terms. First up is "The Raffle", written by Cesare Zavattini and directed by Vittorio De Sica: Sophia Loren (wife of Boccaccio '70 producer Carlo Ponti) plays the sexy operator of a shooting gallery, who offers herself as first prize to the best shot. In "The

Apr 26, 2005

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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (2) | DVD (8)

De Sica and Monicelli went for broader, more traditional comedic effect -- less pretentious, but perhaps inevitably in this company, less memorable.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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It has glamour, sophistication, color, wit and sensuality (not necessarily in that order), all of which blend very well in the enveloping air of a facility that is to be devoted to the showing of sophisticated films.

July 30, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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...wonderful little time capsules of Italy in the early '60s [which] offer a look at different aspects of love and lust,

November 12, 2011 Full Review Source: Playback:stl
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Like most anthology films, it has its ups and downs, though the ups generally outweigh the downs.

October 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Contrived and spotty.

April 10, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

All inferences to the famous poet aside, Boccaccio '70 is a celebration of the opposite sex, a foursome of testaments to the undying connection between women and life.

July 30, 2005 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
DVDTalk.com

An Italian portmanteau movie that sees three tales about the attraction and power of women.

July 30, 2005 Full Review Source: Film4
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These four segments by four auteurs are pure comic delight!
March 16, 2012
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Enticing film from the Italian Masters.
March 4, 2007
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