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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 13 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    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
    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
    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. Benigni's Pinocchio is meant to be adorable, but he comes off as less an enchanted puppet than as a harmlessly deranged middle-aged man prancing about in the kind of froufrou cream-colored pantsuit that Dinah Shore retired to her back closet in 1977.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 17 out of 25
  1. Jan 19, 2011
    What is this? You gotta be kidding me!
  2. Jan 3, 2014
    Horrível 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

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