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January 1, 2000
The film is a moderately involving, oddly lighthearted look at the connection between love, obsession, and sacrifice that is somewhat marred by instances of overwrought acting and bad dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
I look forward to seeing it again, much as I would return to a favorite piece of music.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
How can a director of such sophistication, in a film of such stylistic grace, tell such a shallow and evasive story?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
he overhanging bougainvillea and red tile roofs of Rome have rarely looked more inviting. Unfortunately, a tad more dramatic license would've helped move the story along.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
A peaceful and beautiful picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It sort of grows on you, and seems more emotionally satisfying the more you think about it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
Largely slow and uninteresting.
Full Review | Original Score: 64/100
January 1, 2000
It is fraught by unresolvable race, class and national identity issues.
January 1, 2000
Though we have to suspend disbelief to accept her character as a medical student running through the rigors of that training in a language not her own, we accept the bond that has been formed between these two disparate individuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
Elegantly structured and concisely told.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
An elemental love story told in gestures and intimations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
Deserves acclaim only for its pleasant piano music.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
January 1, 2000
The frenetic editing and shaky framing, a combination so familiar from MTV, become in Bertolucci's hands something greater than sham documentary.
January 1, 2000
Completely satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
These aren't people; they're puppets, regardless of what Newton and Thewlis' mannered performances say.
January 1, 2000
A movie calculated to throw you off balance from the very first image. It then keeps you off balance with each fresh twist and turn in this almost purely character-driven narrative.
January 1, 2000
Bernardo Bertolucci's lavish visual ballet of awkward body language that features little dialogue and intense emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A gem.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
(Bertolucci) creates an awkward but intense intimacy, a film raw and delicate.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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