Il portiere di notte (The Night Porter) Reviews

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Variety
February 23, 2012
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 16, 2008
A strange, brooding tale.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
July 16, 2008
With a little application and imagination I suppose one might read themes of political and philosophical import into this work, but Cavani's style remains stupidly literal and gaga.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Somewhere along the way, the film's handling of serious themes, and its attempts to examine the Nazi legacy in terms of repression and guilt, both sexual and political, get lost amid all the self-conscious decadence.
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Nora Sayre
New York Times
May 9, 2005
The movie's visual virtues are negated by infinite absurdities -- particularly by the sentimentality with which the director views this luckless couple.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The Night Porter is as nasty as it is lubricious, a despicable attempt to titillate us by exploiting memories of persecution and suffering.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4