Nights of Cabiria (Le Notti di Cabiria) Reviews

Top Critic
January 26, 2006
In 1957, Fellini was still as indebted to neo-realism as to surrealism, and this melancholy tale of a prostitute working the outskirts of Rome is notable for its straightforward depiction of destitution.
July 21, 2005
What makes the character so poignant is that her final fortification is not her street wisdom -- that's all surface -- but her innocence. Her ultimate protection is our sympathy for her.
May 19, 2005
Even in the mutilated version of the film, Masina shone and sparkled in her shabby role.
March 10, 2003
This Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign Film is always cited as one of Fellini's greatest.
February 13, 2001
Through [Masina's] unforgettable performance, Cabiria will endure as long as anyone cares to watch transcendence projected on a screen.
January 1, 2000
It's fascinating. Part of the fascination is in seeing how much of it is intrinsic, untarnished gold; and, as with most earlier works of masters, part of it now is in seeing the hints of the Fellini to come.
January 1, 2000
A deep, wrenching and eloquent filmgoing experience.
January 1, 2000
The most perfectly beautiful and touching of Fellini's movies.
January 1, 2000
The gift of Cabiria's essence, freed from the determinism of stories, is to return us to our own.
January 1, 2000
As artificial as Cabiria's behavior sometimes seems, it always seems her own, and this little woman carries herself proudly through the gutters of Rome.
January 1, 2000
One of the finest collaborations between husband and wife ever committed to film.
January 1, 2000
Masina is immensely touching, through an extraordinary range of emotions.