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Il Decameron (The Decameron) Reviews

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 4, 2013
at times it achieves nearly sublime heights (or, more accurately, lows) of grubby humor and vitality, but at other times it feels strained and slapdash
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
The sight of the endless assembly of seemingly toothless proles Pasolini picked up as extras can be a bit intimidating.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 20, 2004
Pasolini questions his own dream, his idealization of this beautiful, bucolic world he has created in which peasant and artist and the Virgin Mary coexist in divine harmony.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
June 5, 2009
Those with gentle sensibilities and who regard nuns as sacred should avoid this film.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 12, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Working with an Italian classic, he seems less inclined to transform his material, though what emerges is entertaining, if only in a mild way.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
August 5, 2003
down to earth indictment of human folly well worth checking out
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Marvelous.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 23, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
It's par for the course with this kind of film that it doesn't all work, but it's continually fascinating.

TV Guide
October 23, 2007
Pasolini departed further from the spare Neorealism of his early career and hit upon a formula that won him unanticipated commercial success.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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