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Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) Reviews

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December 12, 2013
A bald-faced act of unalloyed, weapons grade sentimentalism in which humanity is drained of anything with even a passing resemblance to a soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 1, 2002
It never is afraid to simplify itself further so that no one watching feels left out of its banality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 24, 2005
If too much charm can kill, this emotionally manipulative nostalgic love letter to cinema directed and written by the 32-year-old Giuseppe Tornatore is a killer.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 28, 2002
This director's cut -- which adds 51 minutes -- takes a great film and turns it into a mundane soap opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 19, 2002
The film's final hour, where nearly all the previous unseen material resides, is unconvincing soap opera that Tornatore was right to cut.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 23, 2006
Some very interesting and important differences, but as a work on its own -- too long, tedius. See the original, nicely-edited version first.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 13, 2002
Wallows in nostalgia for a mythic moviegoing past that it serves up in self-infatuated gobs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 12, 2013
One of the most delightful and affecting of all movie endings.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 9, 2013
Returning to cinemas in spiffily remastered form ... the film retains its wide-eyed charm, pitched halfway between unrestrained romanticism and unknowing kitsch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 2, 2011
Charming Italian film about friendship, movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 28, 2002
I'm happy to have seen it -- not as an alternate version, but as the ultimate exercise in viewing deleted scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
This film is sometimes funny, sometimes joyful, and sometimes poignant, but it's always warm, wonderful, and satisfying.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
February 7, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
December 13, 2013
It looks lovely and is full of classic, memorable moments, including a tear-jerking finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 6, 2003
Cinema Paradiso is laden with wonderful moments and ideas. It's quite simply one of the most beautifully romantic films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 18, 2002
Turns out to be much more complex than the originally released gem.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
December 12, 2013
Tornatore may have hit a sticky wicket with his subsequent work, but he knew what he was doing here: warning us about the irrational lure of the filmed past, which is to say cinema itself, then ushering us grandly to our seats.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 7, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
June 8, 2008
Cinema Paradiso is for anyone who loves the movies. And Tornatore's final montage of glorious movie images reaffirms the power and magic of cinema.
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