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Viva la libertÓ Reviews

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Brian Miller
Seattle Weekly
November 12, 2015
Viva la LibertÓ offers a tame political fantasia where more lacerating laughs are needed.
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
January 12, 2015
Servillo charms in his dual turn, then takes it up a notch when one brother shows off his childhood knack for impersonating his look-alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Anita Katz
San Francisco Examiner
January 9, 2015
In all, this film fares so-so. Sometimes, it's a mildly amusing diversion; sometimes, it's cold spaghetti.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
January 1, 2015
An ingenious blend of high drama and surprising whimsy.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader
December 31, 2014
This here is a slightly sweet, slightly sour tale of brotherly love. Emphasis on 'slight.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Baker
December 12, 2014
This set-up could be played as farce or satire or some pleasing combination of the two, but writer-director Roberto Ando, adapting his novel for the screen, chooses a formal, arm's length approach.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
November 26, 2014
[A] stuck-in-neutral feature, which combines a vague commentary on Italian politics with a vague portrayal of middle-aged awakening.
Kent Turner
November 8, 2014
For a story that is rooted in the here and now, it breaks free of the insular, becoming a light-footed fellow traveler with Ivan Reitman's optimistic Dave (1993), without a heavy or the shtick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
November 8, 2014
A smart, refreshingly whimsical and witty political satire that boasts winning performances by Toni Servillo in dual roles. It might as well be called Politics Italian-Style.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
November 7, 2014
Haunting, surprising in its humor and beautifully served by the twin performances of Servillo.
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
November 7, 2014
Entertaining if cerebral fable will appeal to fans of Italian cinema but otherwise struggle to find an audience.
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
November 6, 2014
Wobbles between being wispily suggestive of finer existential meaning and generational commentary, and being basically a handsomely dressed-up "Dave" for post-Berlusconi Italy.
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
November 4, 2014
Politicians-replaced-by-doppelgńngers has long been a favorite comedy movie device - yet never has it been employed for more torturous faux-funny business than in Viva la LibertÓ.
Harvey S. Karten
October 31, 2014
This parody of Italian politics did not travel well across the Atlantic. I'll stick to the likes of "Thank You for Smoking" and "Dave."
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Oleg Ivanov
Slant Magazine
October 28, 2014
It ultimately lacks the vision and conviction to honestly and meaningfully dissect a contemporary political movement's deep-seated structural malaise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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