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Stealing Beauty Reviews

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Joyce Slaton
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Meditation on sex, life, death; older teens only.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
December 7, 2007
[A] hilariously inscrutable exercise in pseudo-profundity.

TV Guide
December 7, 2007
Elaborately awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 7, 2007
A civilized, mellow, and generally graceful chamber piece.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
I find it to be one of his most sublime achievements, filled with a sunny laziness and slow awakening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A welcome reminder of Bertolucci's directorial assurance.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
Liv Tyler is radiant, but the film itself suffers from the same self-indulgence that always hampers Bertolucci's work.
| Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The script is in keeping with the fabric of the film. It's languid and meanders about a bit, but, coupled with the lush and inviting Tuscany countryside, this is not a bad thing at all.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dan Lybarger
Hollywood Bitchslap
January 19, 2005
Gorgeous Tuscan scenery and a breakthrough performance by Liv Tyler help make this sudsy flick entertaining.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
July 12, 2004
Auteur-slumming at The WB
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 19, 2004
Somewhat erotic and warm, and pleasant to gaze at.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Alex Ramirez
January 11, 2004
Vale la pena completamente...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
September 12, 2003
Utterly boring.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
When a party at an elegant villa threatens to become a full-blown musical number, one wonders if Mel Brooks has taken charge of the production.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
March 2, 2003
Minor Bertolucci, but achingly gorgeous.
| Original Score: 4/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
January 29, 2003
A lush, coming of age tale that makes you want to take a vacation.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
[Bertolucci] builds an homage to beauty around a sullen void.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 15, 2002
Stealing Beauty demonstrates that director Bernardo Bertolucci is as adept at intimate drama as he is with epic productions.
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide
January 12, 2002
In my view, Bernardo Bertolucci is one of the world's most overrated high profile filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 54/100
Christopher Null
January 8, 2002
You can keep Liv Tyler as an actress altogether as far as I'm concerned.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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