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The Way We Laughed Reviews

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November 11, 2001
For added high drama, trains leave tracks right before cold ginger ale bottles can exchange hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 22, 2001
All perspective on the characters and situations are dissolved, leaving the audience with little more than some lovely photography to enjoy.
November 30, 2001
More frustrating than gripping thanks to the fractured, often confusing narrative and the director's pro-pensity for extremely long takes.
November 20, 2001
Does the majority of its chilling work on Lo Verso's remarkable face.
November 21, 2001
A movie that leaves you guessing.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 21, 2002
... a masterpiece about filial love and the horrors of poverty.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
March 23, 2002
It's tragic, sad and deeply moving.
Read More | Original Score: 71/100
December 8, 2002
It's a damn impressive trick to build a film around narrative frustration and not cause your audience to run out screaming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 14, 2002
A haunting, richly textured film that, like the Italian director's unforgettable Lamerica, dramatizes the plight of poverty on an epic scale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 20, 2001
Surprisingly accessible and always engaging, if ultimately tragic.
November 21, 2001
A longwinded, slow-starting but moving film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 26, 2001
It's hard to argue with the stunning lead performances by Enrico Lo Verso and Francesco Giuffrida.
December 5, 2001
The making of this picture is so sure that hope for Amelio, for his future, is almost forced on us.
December 9, 2001
The absorbing tale, in the rich dialect of Southern Italy (and not in standard Italian), is ... well-written and acted.
February 7, 2002
Beautifully made and performed, this is a film of considerable insight into both the life of the impoverished and the mystery of human personality.
February 8, 2002
This is the kind of European film you rarely see anymore, with characters and circumstances that are easily debatable. Two viewers may never reach the same conclusion about the film.
May 10, 2002
Amelio ... understands the loneliness, suspicion and uncertainty that plague immigrants in a land where they can't get familiar work or speak a familiar tongue.
May 24, 2002
An unusual, tremendously moving film that nicely assumes we can read between the pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 15, 2002
To watch Gianni Amelio's luminous The Way We Laughed is to reconnect with Italian cinema in all its richness of emotion and command of expressive gesture.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 13, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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