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The Dreamers Reviews

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March 23, 2004
The Dreamers is about three people dropping out of the world for a while, even as they imagine themselves an integral part of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 18, 2004
It's thrilling.
| Original Score: 4/4
March 16, 2004
It ends up a mess.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 16, 2004
The Dreamers is infused with the same kind of wistful melancholy that made the French New Wave films so winning, and it's all gorgeous to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 12, 2004
The erotic parlor games in Bertolucci's film don't get quite get debauched or deep enough, and once they've run their course, the movie doesn't know what to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 11, 2004
Up until its final moments, 'The Dreamers' is all too aptly titled. ...two hours of lusciously photographed lollygagging...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 8, 2004
It's been described as a love letter to cinema and the heady 1960s, but it plays more like a memoir of infatuation.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 6, 2004
Bertolucci and cinematographer Fabio Cianchetti construct every shot carefully, often building shapes out of the characters' positions or referencing shots from other films.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 5, 2004
Swept away by the intensity of the characters' movie debates and sexual games, Bertolucci often recaptures the film-besotted spirit of the period.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 5, 2004
The whole thing feels a bit scattered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 5, 2004
'The Dreamers' comes wrapped in a strange nostalgia, which makes the pretentiousness even sadder.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 5, 2004
The most logical explanation of the bizarre premise: Bertolucci, an inarguably brilliant Oscar-winning filmmaker, is also quite the perv.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 4, 2004
Focus exclusively on the movie's brazen, occasionally gratuitous sexuality and you'll miss a whole other level of pleasure.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 4, 2004
Bertolucci never lets his obvious pretensions overshadow the characters and the story at the heart of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 4, 2004
Ambitious and uneven, visceral and pungent.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 4, 2004
It so desperately wishes to be a masterpiece that the result is hopelessly infatuated with its own perceived cleverness.
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March 3, 2004
Bertolucci's best work to date. Film, politics, sex, the cultural divide, love, relationships, parenting - are looked over by his camera, and the result is breathtaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 26, 2004
There is enough youthful energy and sexual tension to float The Dreamers along, although the film's deeper potential and political context slip away.
February 26, 2004
A film about youth and passion that seems old and passionless.
February 26, 2004
Boy-boy love masquerading as boy-girl-boy love so you'll go see it.
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