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The Dreamers Reviews

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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+
February 8, 2004
The rapture of movies themselves has never been more masterfully or evocatively presented. But the movie fails to integrate its themes in a satisfying way.
Read More | Original Score: C+
February 3, 2004
This is a boring movie and all the sex and nudity, while distracting at times, doesn't change that fact.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 13, 2004
No matter how many mirrors he uses to fracture his characters into meaningful multiple images or how many shots he includes of out-of-control falling, [Bertolucci] can't make the naughty innocence compelling.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 12, 2004
Maybe Bernardo Bertolucci should have stuck with his original plan to make a sequel to his epic 1900, because his latest film is a major disappointment.
February 26, 2004
Boy-boy love masquerading as boy-girl-boy love so you'll go see it.
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March 16, 2004
It ends up a mess.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 12, 2004
The Dreamers devolves into a nostalgia trip for 1970s cinema intellectuals; for them, it pays dividends. Others might do better to check out the films--like Bertolucci's own Last Tango in Paris, The Conformist and 1900.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 20, 2004
Its nostalgia and narcissism are ultimately two versions of the same thing, and neither can reopen cross-cultural channels. Instead they keep this story stuck in the past, frozen and intact and irrelevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2004
Bertolucci going through the motions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 13, 2004
A pretty silly affair -- a minor film made by a major filmmaker.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 9, 2004
Like Stealing Beauty, a European-set tale of adolescent sexual awakening, loosely recast here as a heavily affected, awkward polemic.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 14, 2003
Brilliantly referenced cinema history paired with a ridiculous central story make The Dreamers a wash.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 18, 2003
I would love to cut all the marvelous film references and footage into a single montage. It would prove the best thing from [The Dreamers.]
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 7, 2004
Who else but Sartre-reading, Fellini-watching wannabe-sophisticated 15-year-olds will find this film intriguing?
February 10, 2004
Disenfranchised youth spells relentless bacchanalia, without the benefit of narrative structure or purpose.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
February 12, 2004
The casually edgy eroticism and constant allusions to old movies are in many ways a mask for the fact that (these) aren't especially interesting people, except to each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 12, 2004
Cinematic allusions, both verbal and visual, are tossed around as if in the hope that some of their quality might somehow rub off on the ever-less-interesting movie at hand.
February 24, 2004
When the sex and weirdness stops, all we're left with is pseudo-intellectual discussions from this trio that is found in every dorm across America.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
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