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La Dolce Vita Reviews

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May 8, 2007
The film was hugely successful and widely praised in its time, though it's really nothing more than the old C.B. De Mille formula of titillation and moralizing.
May 1, 2013
Fellini has set out to move us with the depravity of contemporary life and has chosen what seems to me a poor method: cataloging sins. Very soon we find ourselves thinking: Is that all?
October 15, 2004
It's a comic, cutting and prophetic poem to Rome, movie stars, gossip and the lifestyles we have hungered to know more about ever since the first 'celebrity.'
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
December 27, 2004
What's incredible about Federico Fellini's work is its sense of life. Never once does this movie feel constructed or contrived, but rather appears to be unraveling before us, unscripted and uninhibited.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 13, 2007
...experienced as a series of bizarre vignettes, a headlong rush into the heady air of Rome's Via Veneta , its swank nightclubs and seedy gigolos, the perfume of fame and the stink of money.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 94/100
January 1, 2000
The movie is made with boundless energy. Fellini stood here at the dividing point between the neorealism of his earlier films ... and the carnival visuals of his extravagant later ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 24, 2004
Marcello's journey is a string of remarkable vignettes that delivers fashion and sociology in equal measure.
December 11, 2006
Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" operates on so many levels that it's tough to know where Fellini is coming from or where he's headed, regardless of how many times you've watched his film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 3, 2011
What is happiness within the film's world? Fellini offers no easy answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 17, 2010
Along with his later 8 1/2, La Dolce Vita is regarded as one of acclaimed Italian director Federico Fellini's best-loved and most influential films. The '60s-set tale of one man's struggle with the so-called "sweet life" stars Marcello Mastroi
Full Review | Original Score: 93/100
October 30, 2004
A timeless, bittersweet carnival of severed roots, disintegrating values, lost innocence and dumbing down. Unmissable!
January 6, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
April 24, 2009
The satire on display is so simultaneously subtle yet blatant that the movie itself is intoxicating.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
August 30, 2004
It's just perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 20, 2009
In spite of its thematic ugliness, this is a stunning-looking trawl through the Italian capital, with Ekberg's impromptu paddle in the Trevi fountain still the films enduring image.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Rich in intelligent shares some wisdom without being preachy, always with Fellini's gift for entertaining and amusing us.
September 27, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
December 23, 2002
As thought provoking as it is playful, as tragic as it is hilarious, La Dolce Vita is prime Fellini.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 1, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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