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Facing Windows Reviews

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August 17, 2005
Cast and production values are serviceable but bland and there are some hiccoughs in the story, making this intriguing film perhaps best suited for a viewing on DVD at home.
February 7, 2005
Sus mayores logros quizás están en la manipulación de los dos tiempos en que se narra la película (...)
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 30, 2004
[It] gives off a lot of pleasure: in the performances, the texture, the moment-by-moment changes in emotional temperature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 20, 2004
Strong performances by Girotti ... and Mezzogiorno make director Fernan Ozpetek's dovetailed stories of forbidden love compelling and vibrant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 17, 2004
A shallow melodrama that seems more suited to daytime television or one of those Lifetime cable network movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 9, 2004
Ozpetek continues to explore his pet themes in his latest film while toning down the melodramatic excesses and meandering storylines that dragged down his previous work.
August 30, 2004
Undermines its central mystery while posing another: 'What in God's name is this film trying to say?'
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2004
The characters are compelling enough to make it worth plowing through the subtitles.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 24, 2004
Blends romance, mystery and fantasy to beguiling, if slightly bewildering, effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 20, 2004
Aspires to be a self-actualization session for stifled wives, a plea for gay rights, a Holocaust story and a class in pastry appreciation, all at once...
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 12, 2004
There are two stories in Facing Windows, one of them profound and deeply moving, the other pure soap opera.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 8, 2004
Provides a fine showcase for a rising star of Italian cinema, Giovanna Mezzogiorno ... and a final salute to an Italian veteran, Massimo Girotti.
August 2, 2004
Its easily digestible lessons on life failed to stimulate my more hard-edged appetite.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 1, 2004
Well-intentioned but overburdened.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 30, 2004
Mezzogiorno...rises about the melodrama with a soulful grace that recalls Monica Vitti in her Antonioni films.
July 23, 2004
Ozpetek ends up with a lot of balls in the air, and he has to do some scrambling to keep up. He pulls it off, but it feels like he's making this harder than it needs to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 23, 2004
As the relationship progresses between Giovanna and Davide, Facing Windows becomes refined with deeper truths.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 23, 2004
The mysteries begin to clear up and the movie goes to hell.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 23, 2004
Thanks to fine performances and a grounded script, the pieces of this intriguing little puzzle all manage to fit.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 22, 2004
The film's puzzlelike structure is a help; Simone's secret may not be hard to guess, but watching him work it out with the aid of Giovanna and Lorenzo consistently holds our interest.
Read More | Original Score: B-
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