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Umberto D Reviews

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April 15, 2014
...a picture of a man who has been cast into a dehumanizing vortex, largely because of others' indifference.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 13, 2012
Even sentimentality is something that springs naturally from the characters' situations. Umberto has an immense amount of pride despite his impoverished conditions and his attempts to survive aren't accompanied by the usual filmic theatrics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 26, 2012
Umberto D. could have been one of the most depressing movies ever made, but instead it's one of the most heartfelt.
April 28, 2009
A neo-realist classic that is very likely the inspiration for "Wendy and Lucy". The two make for very interesting watching side-by-side.
February 7, 2009
Um dos melhores exemplares do neo-realismo italiano, pinta um retrato tocante da miséria do pós-guerra ao mesmo tempo em que, sem qualquer melodrama, cria personagens inesquecíveis em suas dores.
| Original Score: 5/5
November 27, 2006
De Sica somehow manages to avert sentimentality and banality, and his simple storytelling leaves a profound and timeless message.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 11, 2006
De Sica takes a premise that drips with sentimentality and wipes all the sappiness away, leaving only raw action and subtle underlying emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 21, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
June 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
December 2, 2004
Like Falconetti as Joan of Arc, Battisti offers one of those rare performances that is so perfectly realized, it automatically negates the possibility of any future roles.
February 13, 2004
Courageously and magnificently champions the life of an apparently insignificant man in a difficult time.
Read More | Original Score: 89/100
November 14, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
September 11, 2003
The very concept of believability is challenged: cornball sentiment is approached with such unblinking sincerity that the viewer's given no way to process it except at face value.
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August 31, 2003
| Original Score: 4/4
July 29, 2003
Umberto D. is a film of constant desolation, a stalwart example of Neorealist cinema, and a depressive film whose recommendation depends on the benefit of the emotions it successfully elicits.
July 22, 2003
this project is no academic or sociological study--it's very personal
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 6, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2002
It's hard to think of a more remarkable tribute to the resilience of the human spirit than the one Umberto D. puts on the screen.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
September 5, 2002
It's a stark snapshot in which all is revealed about the 'daily life of mankind,' as the director once offered by way of description.
August 21, 2002
One of the truly great Italian neo-realist films
| Original Score: 5/5
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