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  • Summary: Michelangelo Antonioni's final film, this is a composite of four vignettes from his book "That Bowling Alley on the Tiber." Each of the stories, set in different parts of Italy and France, examines the possibility of sex between strangers.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. As we watch, we can sense, once again, the eye of a painter, the dreams of a poet and, tying them together, the vision of a master.
  2. The least opaque of Antonioni's films, unburdened by stylishness and his imagistic inflammations.
  3. A shimmeringly beautiful and wise reverie on love and desire.
  4. 75
    Mostly it's inspiring: to think that a man of Antonioni's years and talents is still capable of producing such vital work.
  5. The impact of these stories is not in the words but in the way the mood, texture and the acting build each situation into a visually intense parable about the similarity of spiritual, erotic and aesthetic aspiration.
  6. Reviewed by: Frank Lovece
    40
    A sad blot on an impressive career.
  7. It's not easy to endure, despite -- or due to the embarrassment of -- an all-star cast.

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