Senso Reviews

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March 31, 2020
However inferior it may be to La Terra Trema it can only strengthen Visconti's position as one of the major directors of the contemporary cinema.
November 29, 2018
Not usually seen as one of the cinema's great romantics, Visconti with "Senso" made a film that both celebrated and mocked the very idea of romantic love, and the film remains resolutely itself after all these years.
August 29, 2014
Senso is lush, broadly emotional and beautifully photographed.
August 29, 2014
As usual with Visconti, there is a welter of baroque effects and an acute sense of history.
August 29, 2014
Gorgeously upholstered by flashing, decadent passions and over-the-top operatics.
February 5, 2013
Visconti's lush period piece, shot in color, marks his transition from neo-realism to grand operatic spectacles.
August 10, 2011
Lavishly styled historical drama, which opens with one of the most electrifying protest scenes in film history.
March 14, 2011
a Technicolored visual feast in the grandest tradition of historical-epic melodrama
March 4, 2011
The culmination of Visconti's work, the perfect collision of style, themes and look, and perhaps his greatest film.
March 1, 2011
Senso isn't the subtlest picture and its writing is frequently cringe-worthy. But as a work of pure film artistry it's wonderful, especially in its less motivated sequences.
February 26, 2011
As a chronicle of doomed love, the story gains quite a bit of steam as it bulldozes towards its tragic ending.
February 26, 2011
... this lush, lavish melodrama of a self-destructive love affair set against the idealistic passions of the Risorgimento is the very definition of cinematic.
February 23, 2011
For any student of cinematography, costume design or art direction, Senso is an invaluable source of inspiration.
March 26, 2009
Senso is an elegant, expensively-produced, period love story, set back in the Italian 1860s, and a stylist delight.
July 13, 2008
Triumphs on the strength of [Alida Valli's] presence..you'd have to go very far to find a more luscious movie.
July 12, 2007
Translates as sumptuous, hollow, overlong and dull.
August 28, 2006
Visconti counterposes romance and rebellion in this historical tale of love and betrayal.
January 26, 2006
Like other Visconti melodramas, [Senso is] sumptuous in its Technicolor expressionism.
September 26, 2005
May 10, 2005
It is an obvious, rudimentary operatic approach to amour and an illustration of history that is likely to be fuzzy to anyone but a student of Garibaldi's 1866 campaign in and around Venice and Verona.
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