Malena Reviews

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January 25, 2018
Malena poses as a bounteously endowed, ripe, curvy Italian mamma, but metaphorically it's an undernourished cadaverous Kate Moss of a movie.
January 8, 2018
A film about Malena herself, her travails, the deep-reaching conclusion, would have been much more interesting and original, but Tornatore is mired in cliches.
February 15, 2010
Malna barely speaks a word in the film, but Belucci makes a role that is written as a symbol into a full-blooded person.
February 2, 2009
For those of us who love Cinema Paradiso, the news that its Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore and his musical soulmate Ennio Morricone were getting back together to do another coming-of-age film, Malena, gave us tantalizing hope. Malena fa
December 25, 2006
Tornatore's Malena is to adolescence what his Cinema Paradiso was to childhood, a lyrical if sentimental fable about the perils of gowing up and the power of the imagination.
May 26, 2006
A fully-fleshed out portrait, swirled in sweetness and nostalgia.
December 6, 2005
July 25, 2004
La historia trata en realidad tambin de Italia y la prdida de inocencia, de los costumbrismos y elementos regionales...
May 20, 2003
December 8, 2002
With Fellini and Leoni gone, who now stands as Italy's greatest living filmmaker? ... The correct answer has to be Giuseppe Tornatore.
October 30, 2002
Top Critic
March 22, 2002
August 28, 2001
...ravishing to look at...the lush cinematography and luxuriant musical score adding to our enjoyment. But, ultimately, the film disappoints by not being about very much.
July 23, 2001
June 4, 2001
May 11, 2001
Sutil recordatorio de que, en pleno inicio del siglo XXI, la imaginacin y la pureza de corazn se mantienen ms que vigentes.
April 16, 2001
March 20, 2001
Nonetheless, unlike his earlier and far superior "Cinema Paradiso," "Malena" often feels more repulsive than touching.
March 16, 2001
February 26, 2001
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