La Strada (The Road) Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
April 10, 2015
Memories of Griffith, Vigo and Harry Langdon abound in Fellini's famed tragicommedia
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 17, 2010
The two lead performers...are marvelous and the imagery is gorgeous, with Fellini's precision cutting and dramatic lighting pointing the way to 8 1/2
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 7, 2008
It's the film that first brought international acclaim to Fellini.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
January 24, 2007
Fellini once described this masterpiece, which marks his break with the strictures of neo-realism, as "the complete catalogue of my mythical world;" It could be seen as another, poetic version of Beauty and the Beast fable.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Cole Smithey
December 12, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Symbols, metaphors, and larger-than-life performances hold sway, and moments of bizarre if inconsequential charm abound.
Top Critic
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 7, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
July 6, 2005
Whimsical but gritty.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 13, 2005
A landmark in Federico Fellini's career.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
June 9, 2005
Two unforgettable performances anchor one of Fellini's most powerful films.
| Original Score: 5/5
Saul Symonds
Light Sleeper: Late Night Writings on Cinema
February 17, 2005
Fellini made several films with actress Giulietta Masina, whom was also his wife, but the character of Gelsomina is the one which, over the years, has been most fondly spoken of and written about.
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
November 22, 2004
Leaves me cold… no critical account of it I have read has struck me as compelling or illuminating.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 17, 2004
The searing, tearful tell that won Fellini his best Oscar for best foreign film and may be his finest masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
August 25, 2004
Has an unmistakable other-ness to it, as it is an early precursor to the sort of magical realism that would take hold in Fellini's late-career efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 5, 2004
I loved every frame from the start.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
December 26, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Doug Hennessy
November 26, 2003
simple yet memorable
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 25, 2003
A fairly straightforward story whose poignancy is accentuated by Masina's delicate performance and Nino Rota's exquisite score.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Greg Muskewitz
July 10, 2003
One of Fellini's weakest films, but no less with all his basic assurances of competency.
| Original Score: 3/5

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
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