Before the Revolution (Prima della rivoluzione) Reviews

April 10, 2011
Altogether a dazzling film, both continually vital and something of a time capsule.
April 8, 2011
Both the vices and virtues of youthful confidence are apparent in its muddied complexity and fluid brilliance.
April 7, 2011
A cerebral and involving film whose vigour is undimmed after 47 years.
Top Critic
December 7, 2007
In all of Bertolucci's movies, there's a central conflict between the 'radical' impulses and a pessimistic (and/or willing) capitulation to the mainstream of bourgeois society and culture.
December 7, 2007
Here is a new talent of outstanding promise.
January 1, 2000
The contrary attractions of sensuality and politics have been the subject of many of Bertolucci's films, but the conflict is presented most passionately and personally here.