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8 1/2 Reviews

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April 27, 2009
Unless Fellini's problem has been preying on the mind of the viewer, he may not care to take on the director's doubts and confusions.
March 17, 2016
A carnival of the soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 24, 2006
Amiably spiking all criticism through a gloomy scriptwriter mouthpiece, Fellini pulls a multitude of rabbits out of the showman's hat.
January 6, 2014
A sprawling anything-goes portrait of the artist and the creative process in crisis.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 31, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
8 1/2 is the best film ever made about filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 20, 2005
Fellini was so incredibly creative that when he was mentally blocked, he turned his inner struggle into a phenomenal masterpiece of introspection.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 13, 2010
There's no clean way to boil the characters of 8 1/2 down to their psychoanalytical essence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 14, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
July 9, 2007
It's Fellini's last black-and-white picture and conceivably the most gorgeous and inventive thing he ever did.
August 29, 2005
Fellini's manic, larger-than-life 8 1/2 rules as the king of all Italian movies.
July 9, 2007
Here is the author-director picture par excellence, an exciting, stimulating, monumental creation.
December 9, 2001
A seminal work of cinema.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
December 16, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
February 25, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
June 6, 2006
a true masterpiece
| Original Score: 5/5
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.
June 9, 2012
If a Fellini fan, this one is a must see.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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