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11

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2.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 13 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    40
    There's no getting past the shockingly poorly dubbed voice work of the English speaking cast; Meyer's voice is particularly shrill and grating.
  2. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    40
    The spirit of the late Federico Fellini -- with whom Benigni talked of doing the project together -- surfaces repeatedly. But that spirit fails to enliven a film substantially lacking in personality, energy, magic and humor.
  3. 30
    It's an oddity that will be avoided by millions of people, this new Pinocchio. Osama bin Laden could attend a showing in Times Square and be confident of remaining hidden.
  4. 20
    Visually sumptuous but intellectually stultifying.
  5. 10
    An unintended gift to midnight-movie programmers and students of the bizarre, Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio could have become a "Howard The Duck" -- or "Battlefield Earth"-like synonym for cinematic miscalculation, were its title not already so familiar.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Peranson
    10
    This faithful, humorless, altogether insufferable (and, by all accounts, hastily dubbed) version of Carlo Collodi's 1883 fairytale about the trouble-causing puppet who longs to be human is the director's lifelong dream.
  7. 0
    By film's end I was fantasizing that Peter Stormare would drop by with his "Fargo" wood-chipper in tow, but it was not to be. Appalling.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 17 out of 25
  1. Jan 19, 2011
    10
    What is this? You gotta be kidding me!
  2. MauricioB.
    Dec 5, 2007
    1
    Too stupid, large and silly.
  3. Giovanni
    Jan 15, 2006
    1
    As a fluent Italian I find it bewildering that some have suggested that hearing the Italian version makes a significant difference ... As a fluent Italian I find it bewildering that some have suggested that hearing the Italian version makes a significant difference ... Benigni's constant yelling was incredibly irritating, the pacing was tortuous, and the neverending parade of pointless set-pieces made me wonder if anyone ever asked anyone else "why?" during any stage in the planning and editing of this film. This film is a complete and utter failure in so many ways that I was embarrassed for its set designer and cinematographer ... that their incredible work went to such a narcissistic waste of time and money. Expand
  4. DieR.
    Sep 4, 2005
    0
    Roberto Benigni must be stopped.
  5. BuddyS.
    Sep 4, 2005
    0
    Wretchedly dubbed, wretchedly acted, featuring a little Italian nutjob.
  6. Jan 3, 2014
    0
    Horrível até demais, acho que as crianças bobinhas adoraram essa peça rídicula mal feita e sem a mínima noção de carácter simplesmente umHorrível até demais, acho que as crianças bobinhas adoraram essa peça rídicula mal feita e sem a mínima noção de carácter simplesmente um estrago para as telas. Expand
  7. Bob
    Dec 11, 2007
    0
    One word review: SUCKS.

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