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Richard Brody
New Yorker
May 25, 2015
Antonioni turns a glossy romantic melodrama of modern prosperity inside out to reveal the essence of modernity itself.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 28, 2011
A very minor early work from Michelangelo Antonioni.
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix
June 25, 2010
Lovers of the great Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni have cause to rejoice with this new-print revival of his best pre-L'avventura feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
June 17, 2010
plays like the haunting island-search centerpiece in L'Avventura in gestation
| Original Score: 4/5
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David Fear
Time Out
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
June 15, 2010
An unexpected treasure.
Aaron Cutler
Slant Magazine
June 15, 2010
An Antonioni film will frequently pose a riddle, and then never answer it; here the mystery of why Rosetta tries to kill herself becomes a pretense for the rest of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Time Out
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.

TV Guide
August 29, 2006
Without relying too heavily upon plot or story development, Antonioni delves deep beneath the exteriors of his characters to explore their mental makeup.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 14, 2004
Antonioni does a strong job deftly directing the intense multi-layered psychological melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 20, 2013
| Original Score: A-
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