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La Dolce Vita Reviews

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 15, 2011
A lovely Italian palette that questions if we can settle down to a life of struggle without having first lived life at its best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Matthew Connolly
Slant Magazine
June 3, 2011
What is happiness within the film's world? Fellini offers no easy answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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David Fear
Time Out
June 1, 2011
Everything has changed, and nothing has changed. How sour it still is.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rick Mele
AskMen.com
February 17, 2010
Along with his later 8 1/2, La Dolce Vita is regarded as one of acclaimed Italian director Federico Fellini's best-loved and most influential films. The '60s-set tale of one man's struggle with the so-called "sweet life" stars Marcello Mastroi
Full Review | Original Score: 93/100
Cole Smithey
Daily Radar
April 24, 2009
The satire on display is so simultaneously subtle yet blatant that the movie itself is intoxicating.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Fran Hortop
Film4
April 20, 2009
In spite of its thematic ugliness, this is a stunning-looking trawl through the Italian capital, with Ekberg's impromptu paddle in the Trevi fountain still the films enduring image.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 10, 2009
Mágico e inesquecível, representa não apenas um fascinante estudo de personagem, mas também um mergulho dilacerante na fragilidade humana. E Ekberg tornou-se, para sempre, uma das maiores personificações de sensualidade oferecidas pelo Cinema.
| Original Score: 5/5
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
December 6, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 16, 2007
It's winsome because of the stylish cinematography, which fills the screen with mind-blowing bizarre visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 13, 2007
...experienced as a series of bizarre vignettes, a headlong rush into the heady air of Rome's Via Veneta , its swank nightclubs and seedy gigolos, the perfume of fame and the stink of money.
Full Review| Original Score: 94/100
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
May 8, 2007
Films don't get more essential than this.
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Variety
May 8, 2007
Perhaps many spectators will squirm at the three-hour length of the film or of some of its sequences (though director Federico Fellini cut some 30 minutes from his final print), yet others will never notice they've sat that long.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
December 11, 2006
Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" operates on so many levels that it's tough to know where Fellini is coming from or where he's headed, regardless of how many times you've watched his film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 29, 2006
After what we've seen of decadence during the past three decades or so, La Dolce Vita now seems tame, but people wasting time in nightclubs, dancing in the fountains of Rome, and just generally hanging out seemed a bit of a shock in 1960.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
There are perhaps a couple of party scenes too many, and the peripheral characters can be unconvincing, but the stylish cinematography and Fellini's bizarre, extravagant visuals are absolutely riveting.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
January 6, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 29, 2005
Made at the peak of Fellini's career, La Dolce Vita provided the first look into Rome's decadent cafe society, boasting superlative performances from Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimee, Anita Ekberg, and others.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 12, 2005
My heart wants to tell you that it's a great film, but my head fights it. I can settle it by saying that it's important, and that its joys outnumber its missteps.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
March 5, 2005
This remains a landmark movie that should be seen by every self-respecting movie buff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
January 4, 2005
Primo Fellini!
| Original Score: 5/5
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