Le amiche Reviews

May 25, 2015
Antonioni turns a glossy romantic melodrama of modern prosperity inside out to reveal the essence of modernity itself.
July 1, 2010
Antonioni's ability to use the screen's illusion of depth or the way he lends an eloquence to the space between characters is a marvel. How he has these people stand is so much more expressive than anything they say.
June 18, 2010
The expressive elegance of Antonioni's camera movements -- the way he glides around a scene, composing and recomposing the human figures within it to suggest psychological patterns and unacknowledged erotic connections -- still has the power to amaze.
June 16, 2010
Long before the he put Monica Vitti through the existentialist-ennui wringer, Michelangelo Antonioni gave the world this muted melodrama about urban females dealing with boorish men, banal modern life and the occasional suicide attempt.
June 15, 2010
An unexpected treasure.
Top Critic
July 31, 2007
Though seldom seen now, Antonioni's fourth feature is one of his greatest films, in which diverse plot strands, character psychology, and a masterful control of the camera are perfectly fused.
June 8, 2016
Art cinema was changed and, in some sense, defined by Michelangelo Antonioni's spatially-oriented filmmaking, and Criterion's new Blu-ray of Le Amiche provides sufficient evidence why (and where) the trajectory began.
February 20, 2013
January 28, 2011
A very minor early work from Michelangelo Antonioni.
November 4, 2010
Fortunately, relief for the navel-gazing conversations comes in the actual film craft -- photography, production design, music, control of pace and tone -- which reveals Antonioni's blossoming mastery.