Padre Padrone Reviews

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 25, 2007
a film of careful balances, setting raw nature against refined culture, and offering family drama that grips from start to finish without once resorting to sentimentality.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
January 23, 2009
There are some strikingly beautiful images, all in context, as we touch themes of father-son conflict and coming of age drama
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
October 8, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
July 11, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
June 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 5, 2006
One of the most intense and powerful childhood tales, based on Gavino Ledda's memoirs of growing up in Sardinia illiterate and brutalized by his father and how he became a famous writer and master of Greek and Latin.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 9, 2005

Film4
May 24, 2003
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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