Padre Padrone Reviews

July 26, 2019
Despite its rebellious message, double allegory, and social analysis, Padre Padrone alienates viewers, leaving them cold, as if they were reading a good report about some well known social problems. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 30, 2018
Padre Padrone seems a botched opportunity at a great emotional experience, a potential but unrealized classic.
January 23, 2009
There are some strikingly beautiful images, all in context, as we touch themes of father-son conflict and coming of age drama
July 25, 2007
a film of careful balances, setting raw nature against refined culture, and offering family drama that grips from start to finish without once resorting to sentimentality.
October 5, 2006
One of the most intense and powerful childhood tales, based on Gavino Ledda's memoirs of growing up in Sardinia illiterate and brutalized by his father and how he became a famous writer and master of Greek and Latin.
June 27, 2005
October 8, 2003
July 11, 2003