La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room) Reviews

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October 5, 2019
With tender skill, Moretti illuminates Samuel Beckett's familiar summation "I can't go on-I'll go on."
March 7, 2018
Like a good shrink, Moretti watches with an unflinching but compassionate eye.
Top Critic
February 9, 2007
With tender skill, [director] Moretti illuminates Samuel Beckett's familiar summation 'I can't go on--I'll go on.'
August 11, 2002
July 20, 2002
Nothing in The Son's Room is conventionally sentimental or reassuring.
May 19, 2002
Ranks with such films as In the Bedroom, Ordinary People, and Terms of Endearment in the sensitivity with which it observes the effect a child's death on the remaining members of the family.
March 29, 2002
The Son's Room addresses both death and life with honesty and respect.
March 29, 2002
Often called Italy's answer to Woody Allen, Nanni Moretti takes a turn for the serious in The Son's Room and acquits himself in first-rate fashion.
March 22, 2002
We are given characters so gentle and so human that we become instantly fond of them.
March 13, 2002
The Son's Room is ... not an interruption in [Moretti's] career, but a leap upward to a spiritual epiphany graced with visual elegance and energy.
March 8, 2002
Moretti is interested in simple behavior, captured at a polite but insightful distance, and this quiet, subtly moving drama says more about the qualities that make us human with a whisper than most other movies can say with a shout.
March 5, 2002
Stands apart for its raw, quiet emotion and its shattering sense of truth.
March 1, 2002
Surprisingly powerful and universal.
March 1, 2002
A deceivingly simple film, one that grows in power in retrospect.
March 1, 2002
The best way to see The Son's Room is to know the title and the location of the theater, and that's all.
March 1, 2002
Sometimes in a quite ordinary way a director can reach out and touch us.
March 1, 2002
The Son's Room is a triumph of gentility that earns its moments of pathos.
February 28, 2002
It's rare for any movie to be as subtle and touching as The Son's Room.
February 28, 2002
Moretti doesn't wrap the grieving, the angst, in melodrama. The facts are given. And the suffering is palpable.
February 11, 2002
The Son's Room, possesses a quiet, haunting realism, fueled by an excellent script and assured performances all around.
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