Amarcord Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
December 22, 2009
Continues to resemble something a lewd, grouchy, fitfully indecent silent-movie director might have made for his first time using color and sound. That, at least, would explain the shouting.
April 27, 2009
Fellini is so bountiful with incident and observation that he makes most other film makers seem stingy.
March 13, 2009
Orthodox Fellini lovers will give primacy to La Strada or La Dolce Vita, but Amarcord has its fans, and it's easy to see why.
February 13, 2009
He [Director Fellini] leaves us with the hope that the human comedy just may be able to survive everything.
January 10, 2016
Fellini shoots much of the film in muted colors that seem slightly out-of-focus, as if he were attempting to transport us into a dreamlike state.
September 8, 2013
Fellini's ability to compose a frame that oozes baroque drama and vitality is almost unparalleled and Amarcord more or less succeeded for me in evoking a time period through the eyes of a young boy...
March 3, 2011
February 26, 2011
Sweet and endearing for many, irritating and tedious for others.
February 20, 2011
Amarcord lovingly pays tribute to the way memory fades away and imagination takes over, a process that grows more intoxicating with age.
December 17, 2009
Seen today, Amarcord is something of a disappointment, clever and moving in places, but also sprawling, undisciplined, clumsy in patches, and decidedly overlong.
December 13, 2009
[S]imply nonsensical to me. Fascists are idiots, Catholic priests are clowns -- I agree with this. So why don't I feel it?
April 27, 2009
Bloated, overblown and essentially empty, Fellini's last hit movie skims over the surface of the lives it depicts, substituting manufactured sentiment for genuine feeling or understanding.
April 23, 2009
Amarcord will make you howl with laughter and then choke back a tear. And all the while you'll be building your own memories of this landmark movie.
April 14, 2009
Watching the movie feels like flipping through a cartoon sketchbook of Fellini's vivid remembrances and formative experiences.
March 27, 2009
I'm not sure how Amarcord played in the '70s, but now it feels like an affectionate parody of Italian movie conventions.
March 17, 2009
Amarcord is Fellini's scrapbook of memories culled from his own life and it is completely engaging and delightful.
March 1, 2009
It's one of the noted Italian directors more vibrant films that captures him at his most playful and incisive.
January 16, 2009
What's so surprising about this film is just how loose and effortlessly enjoyable it is, despite all its ideas and images. It's one of the director's very best.
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