The Conformist Reviews
January 11, 2020
Bertolucci must now be considered one of the most distinctive creators with film.
October 21, 2019
The Conformist is a beautiful and provocative film, and its theme could not be more timely.
August 14, 2019
As a piece of storytelling, The Conformist is engaging and enigmatic; as a succession of images, it's a masterpiece with jaw-dropping grandeur.
December 3, 2018
It's easy to overlook how stark The Conformist's political and allegorical message is because it's just so damn beautiful.
June 13, 2018
Its importance is that it uncomfortably relates the causes of political involvement (that clich again) and the cost of such involvement...
February 12, 2016
... heightened, exaggerated, distorted, the world reimagined by the filmmakers as something familiar yet not. It is magnificent ...
July 25, 2015
The one and only quintessential all-time masterpiece that trades, extensively, on its ideal viewer's knowledge of the history of 20th Century interior design.
March 14, 2015
It's a superb performance by Trintignant, whose presence is the film is physically passive even as he tries to play the confident, intellectual leader of men.
November 24, 2014
It's yesteryear remembered with a combination of nostalgia and repulsion, a queasy combination that defines the film and gives it a kind of hideous allure.
September 29, 2014
Visual splendor reigns supreme in Bertolucci's dazzling historical dreamscape
August 29, 2014
The unsettling blend of images and ideas in this movie cannot satisfactorily be disentangled or decoded, and it's the very strangeness of Bertolucci's masterpiece that has made it so influential in cinema history.
January 20, 2011
Few films really deserve the term 'masterpiece,' but this one does.
December 15, 2010
Photographed by Vittorio Storraro, it's a mlange of the sensual haziness of '70s European art-house fair and the high-contrast, anxious angles of film noir
December 15, 2010
The Conformist is celebrated for cinematographer Vittorio Storaro's tumbling autumn leaves, but its emotional impact involves a tumbling soul.
June 7, 2010
The art house meets Hollywood neo-noir in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist, a film that isn't recognized enough as the masterpiece that it is.
July 25, 2009
"The Conformist" is Bernardo Bertolucci's immaculate work of cinematic art about the conflicted mindset of a man who carries out Mussolini's fascist ideology.
January 28, 2009
Talvez o melhor filme de Bertolucci, esta obra-prima magnificamente fotografada por Storaro to formidvel em sua construo esttica e narrativa que cada praticamente todo plano se presta a anlises longas e profundas.
February 29, 2008
One of the finest sex-and-politics thrillers ever made, blending sharp humour with riveting suspense.