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Stealing Beauty Reviews

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
December 7, 2007
[A] hilariously inscrutable exercise in pseudo-profundity.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 7, 2007
A civilized, mellow, and generally graceful chamber piece.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A welcome reminder of Bertolucci's directorial assurance.
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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
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
In contrasting the sexuality and rebellion of Lucy's generation with his own, Bertolucci clearly yearns to rekindle his creative spirit.
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Even a lesser Bertolucci is an event, and Stealing Beauty has its charms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie plays like the kind of line a rich older guy would lay on a teenage model, suppressing his own intelligence and irony in order to spread out before her the wonderful world he would like to give her as a gift.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
For all the film's missteps, there is cause to echo the uncritical compliment bestowed by the playwright (Jeremy Irons) upon the film's ingenue (Liv Tyler): 'I so enjoyed watching you.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It may not be epic in scale; in artistic terms, though, it's huge.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
What do you call a character study with shallow, sketchily-drawn characters, but a gorgeous setting? A scenery study, perhaps. Or an atmosphere study.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Entertainment Weekly
June 14, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: B