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Red Desert Reviews

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Emma Simmonds
The List

It seems fitting that every frame should be rich with sorrow.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 5/5

July 27, 2012
Andrew Schenker
Little White Lies

Red Desert is Antonioni's clearest, most striking statement of purpose - and one of cinema's great films.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 5/5

July 26, 2012
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

Almost half a century on, Red Desert remains a film of rare beauty and brooding erotic intensity.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 5/5

July 26, 2012
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Savor every image and every sound. Few directors have created audiovisual landscapes as lush as Antonioni's.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

June 22, 2010
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

A strikingly original, melancholy work executed with painterly precision and still one of the more underrated films from this innovative director.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2012
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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The film's most spellbinding sequence depicts a pantheistic, utopian fantasy of innocence, which she recounts to her ailing son.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 31, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The effect is perhaps even more astounding than in his black and white films. Now, more so than using just shapes and spaces, Antonioni now gets to play with bright colors, and lack of colors.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

May 6, 2011
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Perhaps the most extraordinary and riveting film of Antonioni's entire career; and correspondingly impossible to synopsise.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Fantastically haunting psychological drama.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A

April 22, 2004
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

[Antonioni] casts a hypnotic spell, his every frame is impeccably composed and painted... and his imagery stripped of extraneous details...

Full Review Source: Parallax View

June 27, 2010
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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Swoon, ye 21st-century philistines, before the cataract of existential glamour that is Antonioni's Il deserto rosso,

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 30, 2011
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

In some ways, this is Art House 101 stuff -- the kind of movie you just know is good for you, because it's so dull and depressing.That, however, is merely one aspect of it.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 5, 2006
Philip French
Observer [UK]

This flawed masterpiece is a political film, anger seething beneath the seductively beautiful surface, and a contrast to the surrounding devastation is provided by a simple fable told to a small boy by his mother.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

July 30, 2012
Jaime N. Christley
Slant Magazine

Thematically, Red Desert is a distillation of Antonioni's preferred themes and imagery: alienation, anxiety, modern life, and industrialized landscapes.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 29, 2011
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a multi-layered treasure that offers much, but never easily

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 4/4

June 28, 2010
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 5/5

September 7, 2005
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine

A stunningly beautiful and evocative use of colour and setting.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

July 23, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

What a mysterious film it is, with much to perplex and even exasperate, but much to fascinate as well.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 5/5

July 26, 2012
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Antonioni's sense of design and how the environment inevitably influences his characters is masterly.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

July 27, 2012

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Not an easy film to watch because of its very deliberate pacing, but well worth the effort.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2000
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