The White Sheik (Lo sceicco bianco) Reviews

January 21, 2020
Possibly [Federico Fellini's] sweetest, mildest, lightest, and most charming screwball comedy.
January 17, 2020
The White Sheik is definitely worth seeing. It's not classic Fellini but it shows you how he arrived there and arrive there he did with a vengeance.
January 17, 2020
Inventively comic with melancholy notes around the edges, "The White Sheik" has, in common with all Fellini's films, more going on than you may at first anticipate.
February 5, 2012
Fellini's solo directing debut, a charming fable about a newlywed couple, shows themes and characters that will reappear in his future work, not to mention the significance of wife actress Masina.
October 28, 2009
Warm Flaubertian satire
July 31, 2007
A funny, sardonic, and clever satire on popular heroes and ordinary people's illusions.
December 22, 2006
Clever lighthearted spoof on movie stars.
August 29, 2006
Not one of Fellini's masterworks (and uncharacteristically farcical), but it is a must-see for those interested in the director's oeuvre and an entertaining piece on its own.
January 13, 2004
Fellini would make much better films but this isn't a bad debut.
October 16, 2003
Federico Fellini's first film, a charming caper that follows a pair of tormented honeymooners through their slapstick adventures in Rome, has put to rest my ungrounded fear of Fellini.
August 4, 2003
Fellini's most purely pleasurable movie.
July 23, 2003
Probably shouldn't be your first stop into the wonderfully weird world of Fellini, but his fans should absolutely find something to savour in this enjoyable little farce.
May 8, 2003
Such as in La Strada and Nights of Cabiria, in The White Sheik Fellini acknowledges his neo-realist foundation, and displays a capacity for fantasy.
April 28, 2003
a delightful comedy that demonstrates Fellini's talent of directing exaggerated actors in madcap scenarios