Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. 10
    In the end, Malena is an unlikable and foul farce, unworthy of Tornatore's previously gentle touch.
  2. 20
    Giuseppe Tornatore has long been a master of cheap sentiment ("Cinema Paradiso," " The Legend of 1900"), but his latest film is his most shallow, reprehensible exercise in nostalgia to date.
  3. Feels more like "Porky's" with marinara sauce than "Summer of '42."

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