La Terra trema Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
April 25, 2015
It's as if Sicily has existed in a bubble, unchanging for a century as sons take over the boats of their fathers and children apprentice at their feet, taking their place in "a hopeless slavery."
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
April 17, 2015
Luchino Visconti's epic account of peasant defiance inflamed and squelched, where to live in poverty is to drown on dry land
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
August 21, 2012
It's a rough slog... but La terra trema shows that Visconti, with just his second feature, was already a master of the medium.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 12, 2009
Visconti used real Sicilian fishermen as non-actors expressing their circumstances and beliefs. The effect is a powerful portrait of graceful human dignity caught between the cruelty of the sea and opportunistic greed.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 10, 2008
It has an operatic quality.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 26, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 26, 2005
Operatic neo-realist tale of downtrodden fishermen
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 25, 2004
It's a remarkable social document.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 26, 2002
One of the greatest films to emerge from the Italian neorealist movement.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Time Out
August 23, 2010
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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Howard Thompson
New York Times
June 10, 2003
Most unfortunately, Mr. Visconti, who also wrote the scenario, has taken his spunky protagonist and literally drowned him in woes, even -- let's face it -- soapsuds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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