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L'Eclisse Reviews

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Tara Brady
Irish Times
March 2, 2016
There is intellectual rigour, cinematographer Gianni Di Venanzo's discombobulating use of angles and aspect and that superb no-show last scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
August 28, 2015
An exhilarating slow dance of not-quite-colliding bodies.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kate Muir
Times (UK)
August 27, 2015
Ennui and anxiety... pervades Antonioni's groundbreaking 1962 drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
August 27, 2015
Returning to his recurrent themes of the desensitising impact of urban life and the hopelessness of love, Antonioni presents his bleakest portrait of the modern age ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emma Simmonds
The List
August 24, 2015
How wonderful that, especially in its newly finessed form, this cinematic milestone remains as pertinent, intriguing and seductive as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
August 24, 2015
Retains a bleak and dreamlike tone that you won't find anywhere else.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
August 3, 2014
(Vittoria) desires... something, and the inability to articulate her need only heightens the desperation to fulfill it.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Eric Melin
July 25, 2014
Two hours of space between people and space between objects and people,
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Tobias
The Dissolve
June 16, 2014
Though [its] initial shock may have faded, [L'eclisse] remains a testament to the great, unexpected leaps a movie can take.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 30, 2013
Seeing Michelangelo Antonioni's L'Eclisse (a.k.a. "Eclipse") a second time has convinced me that it's the director's best film, and therefore the best Italian movie ever made.
Jason Anderson
July 31, 2007
The vitality Vitti displays makes her absence deeply felt in the film's infamously ambiguous final scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
July 31, 2007
Vitti's elegant languor is contrasted with the cacophony of the Rome stock exchange, which is the director's metaphor for the madness of unrestrained capitalism.
Peter Bradshaw
July 31, 2007
The characters' emotional twilight is unsettlingly conveyed by this piece of celluloid mood music.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
July 31, 2007
Vitti once again proves an ideal performer for Antonioni's thematics in what is probably her best role to date.

TV Guide
August 29, 2006
One watches -- and, perhaps more importantly, hears -- the modern world through his rendering of emotion, architecture, chaos, boredom, silence, and incommunicability.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 22, 2006
Dymanic, inventive look at modern life and love in Rome.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 30, 2006
Antonioni's love story is much like a sci-fi story.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Tony Rayns
Time Out
January 26, 2006
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.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 10, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter
April 21, 2005
...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.
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