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Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

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  • Summary: A World War II drama about a beautiful Greek villager (Cruz) and the Italian soldier (Cage), part of Mussolini's occupying army, who wins her heart.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 33
  2. Negative: 12 out of 33
  1. 88
    Although it's in the same genre as "The English Patient," it's a vastly better movie --more surprising and original, more rigorous and sympathetic. This film is oddly shaped. It is also heartbreaking and exhilarating.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    75
    The result is far from perfect, but to its many merits, add timing. You never get a movie with this kind of story in mid-August.
  3. 60
    Good old-fashioned romantic entertainment, just restrained enough to skirt schmaltz.
  4. 50
    Strives for comprehensive coverage of its theme of forbidden love.
  5. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    40
    Strikes too many false notes on the dramatic side to add up to a satisfying emotional experience.
  6. 30
    The moviemakers have eliminated the finer points of the novel in favor of broad strokes. Very broad strokes.
  7. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    10
    Probably the most horrifying stuff I've seen all week.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. hatems.
    Jul 9, 2007
    10
    It's a very nice romantic story with some action and with a very great sound track especially the Pelagia Song.
  2. EvaH.
    Jun 18, 2010
    0
    Unreliable character sketches - in particular the PTSD case is far out. But beautiful views.

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