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  • Summary: A destitute woman (Penelope Cruz) becomes involved with an upper-crust physician (Sergio Castellitto).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Nobody into lush melodramas dripping in sex should miss this pulsating Italian import.
  2. Movies as strong and provocative as this one are a special pleasure.
  3. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    80
    In his second outing as a director, top thesp Sergio Castellitto (also playing the surgeon) takes the viewer on an emotion-filled ride and brings a violently masculine perspective to the story. However, it is Penelope Cruz who gives the film's knockout performance.
  4. Reviewed by: Patrick Peters
    60
    Castellitto deserves great credit for toning down the melodrama in wife Margaret Mazzantini's novel and producing a very human story about chance, choice and consequence.
  5. The story wants to be a sort of "Last Tango in Paris" redux, but it falls into mere melodrama after a brilliant beginning.
  6. Castellitto directed and stars in this unbearable film, a case study of a surgeon with a raging madonna-whore complex.
  7. A syrupy Italian power ballad along the lines of the ones on the movie's soundtrack. Its tune is mawkish, bombastic but, in the end, not especially resonant.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. TatianaS.
    Feb 16, 2006
    10
    The best movie I have ever seen! Incredible story and excellent film. Must see and many times over and over again.
  2. RobT.
    Jul 23, 2006
    9
    When it comes to modern European cinema, I've discovered that lately, you can tell if youre going to like the movie while you're When it comes to modern European cinema, I've discovered that lately, you can tell if youre going to like the movie while you're watching it. There are basically two types: the type that is strong throughout, has great characters, and actually has an ending. Or the kind that is interesting, but tedious, and keeps you waiting for a payoff that never comes. Don't Move fits into the former. As for the latter, these films garner critical acclaim and simply don't deserve it. Don't Move manages to be powerful and not suffer from the pretension of art house cinema, and that makes it a true gem. Expand
  3. ScottB.
    Aug 28, 2006
    8
    Good story and acting make this a compelling film. Cruz, particularly, is heartbreakingly true.
  4. PaulM.
    Aug 27, 2006
    0
    Sincerely awful and extremely mysoginist. Very bad editing.

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