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The Way We Laughed Reviews

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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
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Damon Smith
Boston Globe
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
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
March 21, 2002
... a masterpiece about filial love and the horrors of poverty.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
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.
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
December 5, 2001
The making of this picture is so sure that hope for Amelio, for his future, is almost forced on us.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 30, 2001
More frustrating than gripping thanks to the fractured, often confusing narrative and the director's pro-pensity for extremely long takes.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
November 21, 2001
A longwinded, slow-starting but moving film.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 21, 2001
A movie that leaves you guessing.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
November 20, 2001
Does the majority of its chilling work on Lo Verso's remarkable face.