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The Dreamers Reviews

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August 27, 2009
Legendary director Bernardo Bertolucci ("1900") crafts a return to social revolt in the form of sexual pursuits by a trio of late '60s teenaged students in this engaging yet insufficient movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 21, 2009
Despite the movie's well-earned NC-17, Bertolucci's own ménage à trois favors cinephilia over the related pleasures of politics and sex.
April 29, 2009
Bertolucci tops himself.
December 7, 2007
It's an amusing, sophisticated movie, true to its times, cheerfully erotic, and played with unselfconscious conviction by its three young actors.
June 3, 2006
The film is at once a celebration of the sexual revolution and a celebration of cinema as the secular equivalent of religion, at a time when movies really mattered.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 1, 2006
Fans of film and gorgeous naked people of either sex will find much here to interest them. But it also has moments that make you want to throw stones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 26, 2006
A real pleasure.
May 3, 2005
The venue for Pitt's marvelous coming-out performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 8, 2005
...we feel stranded on a soundstage, mummy-wrapped in film studies and bereft of any genuine emotion.
Read More | Original Score: C+
January 3, 2005
It's a hot sequence that nudges the boundary of taste, but still manages to come off more as art than porn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 20, 2004
The Dreamers is a richly imagined, boldly acted ode to the delirium of a generation that didn't know it was dreaming.
August 7, 2004
Exhilarating.
August 3, 2004
Maybe the worst thing Bertolucci has done is make a good film that is too blithe to distance itself from the offensively precious one it constantly threatens to be.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 3, 2004
The cultural revolution reflected in the personal lives of the young people is a distraction. Better to enjoy the movie for the beauty and delight of its love story alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 3, 2004
Only time will tell if The Dreamers is a great film. I think it is at the least a very good one.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
May 22, 2004
It's all quite soporific, because nothing is at stake and there's no reason to care about these self-absorbed twits.
April 27, 2004
Bertolucci indulges too much in the great sin of nostalgia, thus reducing the film's political firepower by washing it in a hazy wave of 'Remember when ...'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 9, 2004
Not good for you, but wickedly pleasurable all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 9, 2004
Bertolucci and Adair have made a beguiling tribute to the glorious indeterminacy of youth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 7, 2004
For all its multi-layered sexuality, the film's bottom line is all about the destruction of the characters' dreams when those dreams are touched by reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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