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Pinocchio Reviews

March 10, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 5, 2007
The recut American version is truly awful, but a good 75 percent of the awfulness is attributable to Miramax, the film's distributor.
January 3, 2003
What can one say about a balding 50-year-old actor playing an innocent boy carved from a log?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 3, 2003
What remains is a variant of the nincompoop Benigni persona, here a more annoying, though less angry version of the irresponsible Sandlerian manchild, undercut by the voice of the star of Road Trip.
January 3, 2003
I can't say this enough: This movie is about an adult male dressed in pink jammies.
January 3, 2003
Instead of hiding Pinocchio from critics, Miramax should have hidden it from everyone.
January 3, 2003
An epic turkey, in a league with this year's Swept Away, that must be seen to be believed.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 3, 2003
While Benigni (who stars and co-wrote) seems to be having a wonderful time, he might be alone in that.
January 3, 2003
Audiences can be expected to suspend their disbelief only so far -- and that does not include the 5 o'clock shadow on the tall wooden kid as he skips off to school.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 3, 2003
Would Benigni's Italian Pinocchio have been any easier to sit through than this hastily dubbed disaster?
Full Review | Original Score: F
December 27, 2002
In the spirit of the season, I assign one bright shining star to Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio -- but I guarantee that no wise men will be following after it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 27, 2002
Visually sumptuous but intellectually stultifying.
December 27, 2002
Benigni's Pinocchio is extremely straight and mind-numbingly stilted, its episodic pacing keeping the film from developing any storytelling flow.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
December 27, 2002
The idea of 49-year-old Roberto Benigni playing the wooden boy Pinocchio is scary enough. The reality of the new live-action Pinocchio he directed, cowrote and starred in borders on the grotesque.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 27, 2002
The movie unfolds in a clumsy zone between fantasy and realism, and in the end it's neither here nor there.
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 26, 2002
As the wooden puppet who yearns to be human, Benigni ... is steadfastly insufferable, from his naughty, na´ve stage through a transformation to a state of virtue that is steeped in a self-congratulatory martyrdom and nobility.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 26, 2002
A movie so bad that it quickly enters the pantheon of wreckage that includes Battlefield Earth and Showgirls.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
December 19, 2002
Lethal for kids and an unspeakable insult to adults, this unreleasable fiasco is a torture for all.
October 8, 2002
A film substantially lacking in personality, energy, magic and humor.