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Mamma Roma Reviews

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September 2, 2013
A world at once mundane and monumental for Pier Paolo Pasolini
September 15, 2012
Magnani is the only professional actor in a cast of non-professionals and her overwrought emotional performance contrasts greatly with all the other natural performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 19, 2011
Pasolini's second film showcases Anna Magnani with a minimum of sentimentality in a bleak, pitiless Eternal City of the early '60s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 19, 2011
A key transitional work for the cinematic subversive, a seriously damning portrait of maternal martyrdom and, in a killer final shot, upward mobility.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 11, 2009
... draws from the neo-realist tradition, but Pasolini goes beyond the tradition to play with the form and structure.
June 27, 2007
But in a sense, Pasolini's was the perfect death for someone who lived on the edge, whose art was raw as it could be.
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October 5, 2006
Spectacular in its reverence for the bottom rung of society.
| Original Score: 5/5
July 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 8, 2004
Because it is sublime, and because the confrontation of many of Pasolini's films can be an intimidation, it is among the controversial director's best films.
June 25, 2004
The highlight are two long takes in which Magnani walks the nighttime streets of Rome, exhilarating, free-wheeling cinematic moments without close parallels anywhere.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2001
Volcanic performance by Anna Magnani.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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