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Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) Reviews

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Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
December 16, 2013
Recent changes to cinema which have seen the projectionist's art sidelined in the digital age add a further layer of poignancy to the magical memories.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
December 13, 2013
It looks lovely and is full of classic, memorable moments, including a tear-jerking finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brian Viner
Daily Mail (UK)
December 12, 2013
One of the most delightful and affecting of all movie endings.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
December 12, 2013
Cinema Paradiso is much loved, though I have occasionally been the man in the Bateman cartoon: the reviewer who confessed to finding Cinema Paradiso a bit sugary and the kid really annoying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
December 12, 2013
Tornatore may have hit a sticky wicket with his subsequent work, but he knew what he was doing here: warning us about the irrational lure of the filmed past, which is to say cinema itself, then ushering us grandly to our seats.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
December 12, 2013
Its confidence is staggering. And its commitment to a classic narrative that is also essentially a parable story, markedly unusual. They really don't make them like that any more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
December 12, 2013
A bald-faced act of unalloyed, weapons grade sentimentalism in which humanity is drained of anything with even a passing resemblance to a soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jessica Mellor
Total Film
December 9, 2013
A movie that dispenses bittersweetness, nostalgia and uplift in potent doses.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine
December 9, 2013
Utterly irresistible, this may be a cornball celebration of the art and social history of cinema, but it's also a thoughtful memoir of more innocent days, when pleasures rarely came cheaply or instantly.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Guy Lodge
Time Out
December 9, 2013
Returning to cinemas in spiffily remastered form ... the film retains its wide-eyed charm, pitched halfway between unrestrained romanticism and unknowing kitsch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Charming Italian film about friendship, movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
June 8, 2008
Cinema Paradiso is for anyone who loves the movies. And Tornatore's final montage of glorious movie images reaffirms the power and magic of cinema.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 16, 2007
Sublime.
| Original Score: 4/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 20, 2007
A movie lovers' delight
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
November 8, 2006
Walking a fine line between genuinely emotional and overly sentimental, it evokes the magic of moviegoing in post-WWII Italy through the intimate bond between a young boy and his mentor-projectionist, splendidly played by Philippe Noiret.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 23, 2006
Some very interesting and important differences, but as a work on its own -- too long, tedius. See the original, nicely-edited version first.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 24, 2005
If too much charm can kill, this emotionally manipulative nostalgic love letter to cinema directed and written by the 32-year-old Giuseppe Tornatore is a killer.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos
September 17, 2004
Tuvieron que pasar 5 años para que pudiéramos apreciar la historia original como la concibiera su creador; no obstante, prácticamente se trata de dos películas distintas.
| Original Score: 5/5
James Sanford
James Sanford on Film
August 17, 2003
an enchanting, sweeping look at post-WWII life, real and reel. It's set mostly in a small Italian village, but the characters, situations and changes it depicts are universal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 17, 2003
Schmaltzy and soft, but still hard to resist, especially if you can't imagine your life without the movies.
| Original Score: 4/5
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