La Terra trema Reviews

August 13, 2019
This one-way pathos trundles along for three hours slowly, glumly, predictably.
April 25, 2015
It's as if Sicily has existed in a bubble, unchanging for a century as sons take over the boats of their fathers and children apprentice at their feet, taking their place in "a hopeless slavery."
April 17, 2015
Luchino Visconti's epic account of peasant defiance inflamed and squelched, where to live in poverty is to drown on dry land
August 21, 2012
It's a rough slog... but La terra trema shows that Visconti, with just his second feature, was already a master of the medium.
April 12, 2009
Visconti used real Sicilian fishermen as non-actors expressing their circumstances and beliefs. The effect is a powerful portrait of graceful human dignity caught between the cruelty of the sea and opportunistic greed.
October 10, 2008
It has an operatic quality.
June 26, 2005
January 26, 2005
Operatic neo-realist tale of downtrodden fishermen
November 25, 2004
It's a remarkable social document.
October 26, 2002
One of the greatest films to emerge from the Italian neorealist movement.