Blow-Up Reviews

February 4, 2013
In Blow-Up [Antonioni] smothers this conflict in the kind of pompous platitudes the press loves to designate as proper to "mature," "adult," "sober" art.
July 31, 2007
There may be some meaning, some commentary about life being a game, beyond what remains locked in the mind of film's creator, Italian director-writer Michelangelo Antonioni. But it is doubtful that the general public will get the 'message' of this film.
June 24, 2006
As often with Antonioni, a film riddled with moments of brilliance and scuppered by infuriating pretensions.
January 28, 2004
Every generation has a cautionary tale like Blow-Up, but its hypocrisy is special: it peddles what it condemns. Just as tired and offensive today as it was in '66.
April 4, 2003
February 28, 2002
I have enough faith in my judgment to recognize a stinker.