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Critic Reviews for L'Eclisse
Retains a bleak and dreamlike tone that you won't find anywhere else.
Vitti once again proves an ideal performer for Antonioni's thematics in what is probably her best role to date.
Anyone disenchanted with the vacuity of later Antonioni will find the seeds of their dissatisfaction well-rooted in the mannerism and facile anguish evident here.
All there is to the drama -- a prolonged detailed illustration of the moody surrender of the woman to a rare and elusive love. This takes, for its full illumination, a few minutes over two hours.
...sit back, suppress the subtitles so they don't distract you from the images and let the 125-minute movie suspend and substitute your consciousness like the moon passing in front the sun.
Audience Reviews for L'Eclisse
The boldest film of Antonioni's informal trilogy in terms of language, as he makes choices that would normally and objectively be considered wrong but couldn't feel more right here, and he even uses some powerful symbolism to make us share the characters' dissatisfaction.
It's useless to try to describe it. You just have to watch it. A classic of Italian cinema, about mediocrity, and being lost, and meaninglessness. "Siamo in media". We're in the middle.
the bored and the beautiful. stunning film, especially the uncompromising ending. get your existential angst here. i liked this more than l'avventura tho i probably need to watch that one again now...