8 1/2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

8 1/2 Reviews

January 6, 2014
In terms of execution I cannot remember a more brilliant film.
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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.
July 9, 2007
It's Fellini's last black-and-white picture and conceivably the most gorgeous and inventive thing he ever did.
July 9, 2007
Here is the author-director picture par excellence, an exciting, stimulating, monumental creation.
June 24, 2006
Amiably spiking all criticism through a gloomy scriptwriter mouthpiece, Fellini pulls a multitude of rabbits out of the showman's hat.
May 20, 2003
Here is a piece of entertainment that will really make you sit up straight and think, a movie endowed with the challenge of a fascinating intellectual game.
January 1, 2000
Somehow, the movie is more than the dated crisis of a naval-contemplating artist. It's about the inability in all of us to make sense of our lives, put it all together and come up with something meaningful.
January 1, 2000
[Fellini] is that rare sort of artist who can be loved, revered and just barely tolerated, all at the same time.
January 1, 2000
The ensuing decades have brought forth a deluge of bogus masterpieces, and Fellini's, by comparison, holds up rather well.
January 1, 2000
Its opening [has] perhaps the greatest dream scene of all: Marcello Mastroianni's Guido stifled in a silent traffic jam, onlookers gazing blankly at him as he rises through the sunroof of his car, high into the sky. The rest of the film isn't too shabby.
January 1, 2000
8 1/2 is the best film ever made about filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4