Boccaccio '70 (1962)



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Inspired by The Decameron, this is a series of three slice-of-life stories revolving around the sex games of the middle class. The first, directed by Federico Fellini, is entitled "The Temptation of Dr. Antonio." The second, directed by Luchino Visconti, is "The Bet," about a very uncommon housewife. The third is "The Raffle," by Vittorio De Sica, and is not up to the quality of the first two.

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Critic Reviews for Boccaccio '70

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

De Sica and Monicelli went for broader, more traditional comedic effect -- less pretentious, but perhaps inevitably in this company, less memorable.

Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…
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It has glamour, sophistication, color, wit and sensuality (not necessarily in that order), all of which blend very well in the enveloping air of a facility that is to be devoted to the showing of sophisticated films.

Jul 30, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

...wonderful little time capsules of Italy in the early '60s [which] offer a look at different aspects of love and lust,

Nov 12, 2011 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Like most anthology films, it has its ups and downs, though the ups generally outweigh the downs.

Oct 14, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Contrived and spotty.

Apr 10, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

All inferences to the famous poet aside, Boccaccio '70 is a celebration of the opposite sex, a foursome of testaments to the undying connection between women and life.

Jul 30, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Boccaccio '70

Boccaccio 70 is light Italian comedy / drama. The short films are entertaining and the women are good-looking. While these films are not among the greatest of the era, if you enjoyed La Dolce Vita, for example, for the Italian charm and spirit, then you will likely enjoy the Boccaccio films as well. They are not classics but they are good to watch.

Robert Brogan
Robert Brogan

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I wish Loren and Fellini had actually made a movie together. They did not, but Fellini's film, The Temptation of Dr. Antonio, is classic Fellini. I didn't care much for the other two films.

Morris Nelms
Morris Nelms

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These four segments by four auteurs are pure comic delight!

Stefanie C
Stefanie C

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Enticing film from the Italian Masters.

Michael S
Michael S

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