La Strada (The Road) Reviews

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Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 27, 2009
Early mush from the master, Federico Fellini.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 31, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
La Strada is the first film that can be called entirely 'Felliniesque.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
Fernando F. Croce
April 10, 2015
Memories of Griffith, Vigo and Harry Langdon abound in Fellini's famed tragicommedia
Cole Smithey
December 12, 2006
| 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
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Symbols, metaphors, and larger-than-life performances hold sway, and moments of bizarre if inconsequential charm abound.
Jeremiah Kipp
December 19, 2002
Federico Fellini created a tragic story which is not depressing, but rather exhilarating and inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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
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
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
December 26, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
July 24, 2001
Quinn plays ZampanÚ like an adulterous Stanley, whose torn-T-shirt "Stella" moment comes late in the film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 7, 2005
| 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.
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
Doug Hennessy
November 26, 2003
simple yet memorable
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 5, 2004
I loved every frame from the start.
| Original Score: A+
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
October 7, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
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