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The Dreamers Reviews

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Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 23, 2004
The Dreamers is about three people dropping out of the world for a while, even as they imagine themselves an integral part of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 18, 2004
It's thrilling.
| Original Score: 4/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 16, 2004
The Dreamers is infused with the same kind of wistful melancholy that made the French New Wave films so winning, and it's all gorgeous to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
March 16, 2004
It ends up a mess.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Lance Goldenberg
Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
March 12, 2004
The erotic parlor games in Bertolucci's film don't get quite get debauched or deep enough, and once they've run their course, the movie doesn't know what to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
March 11, 2004
Up until its final moments, 'The Dreamers' is all too aptly titled. ...two hours of lusciously photographed lollygagging...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 8, 2004
It's been described as a love letter to cinema and the heady 1960s, but it plays more like a memoir of infatuation.
| Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
March 6, 2004
Bertolucci and cinematographer Fabio Cianchetti construct every shot carefully, often building shapes out of the characters' positions or referencing shots from other films.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
March 5, 2004
Swept away by the intensity of the characters' movie debates and sexual games, Bertolucci often recaptures the film-besotted spirit of the period.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
March 5, 2004
The whole thing feels a bit scattered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 5, 2004
'The Dreamers' comes wrapped in a strange nostalgia, which makes the pretentiousness even sadder.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
March 5, 2004
The most logical explanation of the bizarre premise: Bertolucci, an inarguably brilliant Oscar-winning filmmaker, is also quite the perv.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
March 4, 2004
Focus exclusively on the movie's brazen, occasionally gratuitous sexuality and you'll miss a whole other level of pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
March 4, 2004
Bertolucci never lets his obvious pretensions overshadow the characters and the story at the heart of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
March 4, 2004
Ambitious and uneven, visceral and pungent.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 4, 2004
It so desperately wishes to be a masterpiece that the result is hopelessly infatuated with its own perceived cleverness.
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March 3, 2004
Bertolucci's best work to date. Film, politics, sex, the cultural divide, love, relationships, parenting - are looked over by his camera, and the result is breathtaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
February 26, 2004
There is enough youthful energy and sexual tension to float The Dreamers along, although the film's deeper potential and political context slip away.
Top Critic
Rex Reed
New York Observer
February 26, 2004
A film about youth and passion that seems old and passionless.
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
February 26, 2004
Boy-boy love masquerading as boy-girl-boy love so you'll go see it.
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