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Bellissima Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
April 25, 2015
... this is about ruthless competition to break into show business with Anna Magnani as the working-class woman turned aggressive stage mother ...
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
April 29, 2012
A great introduction to the work of Anna Magnani and Italian neorealist director Luchino Visconti. The dialogue overlaps and everyone speaks quickly, so in all honesty it's a challenge to watch in Italian with English subtitles. But it's also rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

TV Guide
August 28, 2006
In addition to being a beautifully told story, Bellissima is the first honest self-portrait of the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Perhaps the most unjustly neglected of Luchino Visconti's early films is this hilarious 1951 comedy.
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