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Respiro Reviews

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August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
January 14, 2004
It is sort of the opposite of 'Northern Exposure' where everyone is quirky, and loving it. Here, quirkiness is opposed strongly.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 23, 2003
Respiro begins as a portrait of a woman who refuses to abide by the conventions of the comunity and ends with a bit of inspired magical realism.
October 9, 2003
We're slouched back with our heads resting on the tops of the seats, relaxing and letting our minds leap out of our heads to spend 95 minutes at play in Lampedusa.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 6, 2003
A mixture of great Italian cinema and fluffy silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 26, 2003
An inviting performance by Golino and some outstanding underwater photography enliven director/writer Emanuele Crialese's adaptation of an Italian legend.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 26, 2003
A sad, slight film but with a sweet, smooth finish that makes you feel richer for having watched and absorbed and felt.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 12, 2003
Whatever its shortcomings, Respiro provides [Valeria Golino] with a juicy leading role, and she takes full advantage of the opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 5, 2003
If the Italian Neo-Realists had ever granted themselves enough romanticism (or found a little money) to shoot in color, they might have made Respiro.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 29, 2003
It's watchable because of Golino, whose performance is both a revelation and a saving grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 26, 2003
Like David Gordon Green's 'George Washington,' it examines the rituals of children and the oddities of families with fresh eyes.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 14, 2003
Will have you contemplating a trip to Lampedusa - and wishing Golino would get the parts she deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 8, 2003
A small, sensual and unforgettable Italian drama that transports us to a place wonderfully exotic yet strangely familiar.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 27, 2003
You can almost feel the dull heat radiating off the screen -- it's a wonder cinematographer Fabio Zamarion's lenses didn't simply melt clean off -- and this thick and hazy brilliance infuses the story with all sorts of strange neo-realistic vibes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 8, 2003
A vital, startling film that is steeped in the noblest traditions of Italian cinema and whose sense of transcendence is accompanied by an equally powerful humanism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 5, 2003
The film is sleepy and has a general air of mystery and unreality, which is fitting for a fable. All the performances are delightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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