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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Derek Elley
Variety
December 7, 2007
Bertolucci and co-writer Clare Peploe seem intent on deconstructing the story's interesting elements at every turn, substituting woolliness for clarity, atmospherics for real emotion and an often condescending, armchair-liberal naivete for real political
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
It's a film about the limits of art, about civilization at this moment of flux, and about a gentle connection between a man and a woman.
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
This is a deeply engrossing, often exquisite film by someone who knows visuals. It's sensory, sensual, handmade.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
What an unexpected gift.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Daniel Mangin
Salon.com
December 19, 2001
Given Bertolucci's impish leanings, the self-referential sequences may merely be gags. If so, they're among a half-dozen others that backfire.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A film that combines a stunning sensuality with a rigorous economy.
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Completely satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
I look forward to seeing it again, much as I would return to a favorite piece of music.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A purposefully romantic exploration of the nonverbal connections between people that can blossom into love.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Entertainment Weekly
May 21, 1999
Full Review | Original Score: A-