8 1/2 Reviews

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February 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.
August 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.
March 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.
June 26, 2018
Fellini keeps a grasp on his difficult form, creating some penetrating, witty, tragic moments.
December 12, 2015
8 1/2 is one of the great films about filmmaking.
May 1, 2015
A carnival of the soul.
April 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.
April 30, 2015
It exerts an irresistible pull.
August 13, 2014
This is a complex and painfully honest study of a man in a personal and professional crisis.
August 7, 2014
At least half-kidding most of the time, it's a playful nervous breakdown, alight with ideas and joy.
January 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.
January 6, 2014
A sprawling anything-goes portrait of the artist and the creative process in crisis.
January 6, 2014
In terms of execution I cannot remember a more brilliant film.
June 9, 2012
If a Fellini fan, this one is a must see.
July 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.
July 5, 2010
gets to the core of creativity
January 13, 2010
... a delightful piece of filmmaking full of imaginative flights of creative delirium and accomplished with wit, verve, style, grace, and a tongue-in-cheek joy.
January 13, 2010
There's no clean way to boil the characters of 8 1/2 down to their psychoanalytical essence.
July 18, 2009
Fellini has made many masterpieces, but this 1963 Oscar-winner is arguably one of his most brilliant and influential films, boasting a seminal performance from Marcello Mastroianni.
April 27, 2009
[A] fascinating and highly-influential masterpiece from Federico Fellini.
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