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Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) Reviews

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
July 19, 2002
The heightened symmetry of this new/old Cinema Paradiso makes the film a fuller experience, like an old friend haunted by the exigencies of time.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
July 19, 2002
In the director's cut, the film is not only a love song to the movies but it also is more fully an example of the kind of lush, all-enveloping movie experience it rhapsodizes.
Read More | Original Score: A
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
July 11, 2002
Still rapturous after all these years, Cinema Paradiso stands as one of the great films about movie love.
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
June 28, 2002
Where the original release was an essay in childish delight and adolescent longing, topped off by a muted coda implying that you really can go home again, the reissue is a fully realized epic of the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
June 27, 2002
Less front-loaded and more shapely than the two-hour version released here in 1990.
June 27, 2002
As it turns out, you can go home again.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 27, 2002
I don't think most of the people who loved the 1989 Paradiso will prefer this new version. But I do.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
June 26, 2002
This version moves beyond the original's nostalgia for the communal film experiences of yesteryear to a deeper realization of cinema's inability to stand in for true, lived experience.
June 15, 2002
The new version isn't just endless. It heightens the deeply conservative spirit of Giuseppe Tornatore's fable in a surprising new way.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 14, 2002
More romantic, more emotional and ultimately more satisfying than the teary-eyed original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Anyone who feels as attached to the history of movies as Tornatore obviously does, there are more than enough irresistible moments.
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
January 1, 2000
It is, in a word, exquisite.
January 1, 2000
For the most part, this hamfisted movie is very enjoyable.