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  • Summary: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, this passionate epic follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history. (Miramax)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Giordana's redemptive vision provides a sense of discovery and a well of hope in the most devastating of troubles, and beautiful surprises in love, friendship and family.
  2. So in-depth, so appealing, so easy to sit through and so anomalously grand scale that few who see it will ever forget it.
  3. 100
    It is a luxury to be enveloped in a good film.
  4. 90
    The story unfolds at such length and over so many years that politics tend to fade into the wallpaper, leaving an exceptionally rich family story.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    88
    A slowly flowering miracle: an epic of normal life.
  6. 80
    A big, family-style Italian dinner, catered to the broadest tastes, yet satisfying all the same.
  7. If you've got six hours to invest watching superior television in a movie theatre, then spend the time wisely with The Best of Youth.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 77
  2. Negative: 3 out of 77

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