Reviews

Feb 14, 2022
With every screening, you discover more layers and further understand the film's purpose, and its filmmaker.
Aug 30, 2021
It remains dazzling and original, as ambitiously unfettered an exercise in navel- gazing as the movies have ever offered...
May 21, 2021
It successfully portrays the passions, contradictions, and pressures of being an artist.
Mar 24, 2021
Overall 8 1/2 is a strange film but I like it and what it has to say about inspiration and film. It was a challenging to movie to watch and keep everything straight but I like movies that challenge me and make me ask questions.
Jan 10, 2021
No director has been as personal or vulnerable as Fellini is here-- he taps into his past, his dreams, his quirks, faults and failures, to find the meaning in the madness of life.
Feb 11, 2020
Though he can't face up to the total case, we must be grateful to Fellini for having presented so much of it, and with such flair and exuberance.
Aug 13, 2019
Made me prick up my eyes. After twenty minutes I began to suspect I might be in on a masterpiece, and after thirty I was sure of it.
Mar 13, 2019
Maybe it is a film that will grown on me over time? I'm not sure but it didn't do much for me on this watch.... Still, it does look great so I will give it that.
Jun 26, 2018
Fellini keeps a grasp on his difficult form, creating some penetrating, witty, tragic moments.
Dec 12, 2015
8 1/2 is one of the great films about filmmaking.
May 1, 2015
A carnival of the soul.
Apr 30, 2015
Marcello Mastroianni becomes an avatar for the great Italian director Federico Fellini in the surreal cinematic self-interrogation that takes place in 8 1/2.
Apr 30, 2015
It exerts an irresistible pull.
Aug 13, 2014
This is a complex and painfully honest study of a man in a personal and professional crisis.
Aug 7, 2014
At least half-kidding most of the time, it's a playful nervous breakdown, alight with ideas and joy.
Jan 6, 2014
8 1/2 is probably the most potent movie about film-making, within which fantasy and reality are mixed without obfuscation, and there's a tough argument that belies Fellini's usual felicitous flaccidity.
Jan 6, 2014
A sprawling anything-goes portrait of the artist and the creative process in crisis.
Jan 6, 2014
In terms of execution I cannot remember a more brilliant film.
Jun 9, 2012
If a Fellini fan, this one is a must see.
Jul 6, 2010
A marvellous and immensely personal piece of self analysis, which journeys into the heart, mind and soul of its illustrious director, Frederico Fellini.