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La Dolce Vita Reviews

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

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 Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 4/4

August 15, 2011
Matthew Connolly
Slant Magazine

What is happiness within the film's world? Fellini offers no easy answers.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

June 3, 2011
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Everything has changed, and nothing has changed. How sour it still is.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 5/5

June 1, 2011
Rick Mele

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 Source: | Original Score: 93/100

February 17, 2010
Cole Smithey
Daily Radar

The satire on display is so simultaneously subtle yet blatant that the movie itself is intoxicating.

Full Review Source: Daily Radar | Original Score: A+

April 24, 2009
Fran Hortop

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 Source: Film4 | Original Score: 5/5

April 20, 2009
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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

April 10, 2009
Susan Granger

| Original Score: 5/5

December 6, 2007
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's winsome because of the stylish cinematography, which fills the screen with mind-blowing bizarre visuals.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B+

July 16, 2007
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...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

June 13, 2007
Shawn Levy

Films don't get more essential than this.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

May 8, 2007

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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 8, 2007
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

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 Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 4/4

December 11, 2006

TV Guide's Movie Guide

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 Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 29, 2006

Time Out
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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.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Cole Smithey

| Original Score: 5/5

January 6, 2006
Emanuel Levy

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 Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

June 29, 2005
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

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 Source: F5 (Wichita, KS) | Original Score: 4/5

June 12, 2005
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic

This remains a landmark movie that should be seen by every self-respecting movie buff.

Full Review Source: NYC Film Critic | Original Score: 4.5/5

March 5, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Primo Fellini!

| Original Score: 5/5

January 4, 2005
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