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Io non ho paura (I'm Not Scared) Reviews

Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
David Denby
New Yorker
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A lyrical throwback to such movies as René Clément's Forbidden Games (1952) and other works of the humanist European cinema of a half century ago.

August 1, 2004
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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The director reminds us that not all films require a breakneck pace or ridiculous twists to be effective.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

May 27, 2004
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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The performances are all terrific. Each one suggests an entire story that we can only glimpse.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

May 14, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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May 8, 2004
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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An accomplished and evocative thriller from Italy.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B

May 7, 2004
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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An Italian drama that restores the overused phrase 'loss of innocence' to something meaningful and memorable.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 7, 2004
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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A good story told with energy and efficiency.

| Original Score: B+

May 7, 2004
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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Salvatores remains admirably literal throughout the story, but his camera evokes all kinds of mystical possibilities.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

May 7, 2004
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A collection of juxtapositions: bucolic countryside opposite jangling nerves. Innocent childhood opposite a boy subjected to unspeakable horror. Love opposite fear.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

May 6, 2004
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Haunting and suspenseful.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

May 6, 2004
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Rana's anxiety, stacked on top of that of the politically tense region, creates a pitched emotional drama made more gripping by its real-world setting.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B

May 6, 2004
David Rooney
Variety
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Salvatores' classically illustrative treatment should open arthouse doors for the visually sumptuous production.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 27, 2004
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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April 27, 2004
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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It's the kind of stomach-churning bedtime story that encourages us to be afraid, without ever being able to reassure us, like a parent, that it'll all be okay in the end.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

April 23, 2004
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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A well-mounted movie, I'm Not Scared is good but it seems even better because of its evocative setting.

April 23, 2004
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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Makes bland international entertainment out of specific historical trauma.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

April 23, 2004
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Both atmospheric thriller and heartbreaking coming-of-age tale.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 23, 2004
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
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A beautifully shot and compelling blend of thriller and coming-of-age drama.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

April 23, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A reminder of true childhood, of its fears and speculations, of the way a conversation can be overheard but not understood, of the way that the shape of the adult world forms slowly through the mist.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 23, 2004
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Watching it is like being lost in somebody's richly moody campfire story.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 23, 2004
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Yet another sad tumble from promise into violation, from the white-heat of bliss to the ashes of banality.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 23, 2004
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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A thriller of conviction, class and deceptive simplicity.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A-

April 22, 2004
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Both a spooky reverie about childhood and a slow-burning suspenser in which conspiracy and betrayal shake the foundations of a boy's life.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 22, 2004
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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A virtuoso piece of dark storytelling.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 22, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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[It's] so perfectly written and paced.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 12, 2004
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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Few movies purporting to chronicle loss of innocence convey its jolt and sadness as effectively.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

April 9, 2004
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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At the bottom of it all lies nothing more than a by-the-numbers Hollywood thriller.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

April 9, 2004
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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This satisfying adaptation of a popular novel is mostly an artistic reflection on youthful loss of innocence.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 8, 2004
Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly
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Agreeably gripping coming-of-age thriller.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

April 8, 2004
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Powerfully and palpably capturing the isolation, confusion and unnameable fears of childhood.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 8, 2004
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Although this visually dazzling movie from Italy takes on many of the characteristics of a conventional thriller, it refuses to go for cheap, vicious shocks.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 8, 2004
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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With a graceful confidence Salvatores has made a movie in which good and evil flow into each other as easily as day and night.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

April 8, 2004
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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A fierce, frightening and deeply moving study of childhood.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 8, 2004
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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With a taste for dark lyricism, the director delicately emphasizes the contrast between surface innocence and subterranean danger, and between grown-up secrets and boyhood bravery.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

April 7, 2004
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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Acted in one flavor of broadly sliced prosciutto, and marred with familiar digital punctuation, I'm Not Scared needn't be prepped for Hollywood recycling -- it is its own homogenized remake.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 6, 2004
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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With its unique perspective on both the coming-of-age and thriller genres, the movie deserves to be seen by a wider audience than the one that normally frequents subtitled movies.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

April 6, 2004
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Taps into the terrifying rush and excitement that accompanies a child's loss of innocence: the dislocating realization that the world is not the safe, neatly ordered place it once seemed to be.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 5, 2004
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