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  • Summary: The 1978 kidnapping and killing of Aldo Moro, Italy's former prime minister and head of the Christian Democrat party, was a cataclysmic event no Italian can forget. Marco Bellocchio turns to this troubled period of Italian history in Good Morning, Night, producing a film of immenseThe 1978 kidnapping and killing of Aldo Moro, Italy's former prime minister and head of the Christian Democrat party, was a cataclysmic event no Italian can forget. Marco Bellocchio turns to this troubled period of Italian history in Good Morning, Night, producing a film of immense complexity and devastating emotional power. (Wellspring Media) Expand
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  1. 88
    Combining a thoughtful script with splendid acting -- especially by Sansa -- Bellocchio has fashioned a tense thriller that is both understated and powerful.
  2. Bellochio, who began his career in 1965, has made some of the most trenchant Italian films on political themes, and Good Morning, Night is one more of them.
  3. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    80
    Numerous filmmakers have attempted to dramatize the terrorist activity that gripped Italy in the 1970s, but few have done so with the unsettling power of Marco Bellocchio's Good Morning, Night.
  4. At times Good Morning, Night feels as claustrophobic as the apartment itself, and you may feel that the director is handling his volatile material with a bit too much delicacy. But the movie's atmosphere is a curious mixture of obliqueness and intensity.
  5. 70
    Bellocchio's film, which enlivens the grim realities of months in a stuffy apartment with striking bursts of lyricism, is often a powerful cautionary tale about the dangers of becoming a slave to ideology.
  6. 70
    Like its oxymoronic title, Good Morning, Night is sober yet filled with fancy. There's a wistful aspect to the movie.
  7. It has been called both detached and loaded, unfairly slanted as well as balanced by some of its critics--I can only testify that I found the film both troubling and absorbing over two separate viewings.

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  1. ChadS.
    May 10, 2006
    6
    "Good Morning Night" avoids a Hollywood ending, which is admirable, but it's conclusion is so anti-climactic, some may pine for a little "Good Morning Night" avoids a Hollywood ending, which is admirable, but it's conclusion is so anti-climactic, some may pine for a little political thriller-know how. What this ultimately disappointing film has going for it is a nice performance from Maya Sansa (as Chiara), who looks like an Italian Phoebe Cates, sort of. As to the answer for the question, "Is she, or is she not, a good revolutionary?" remains enigmatic because we're not sure what is dream, and what is reality. Expand