|Fox Searchlight Pictures | Release Date: February 6, 2004||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Does have its pleasures, but the feeling is inescapable that the person most pleased is Bertolucci himself. In essence he is the dreamer of the title, as eager to retreat into this hermetic world of his own creation as his characters are into theirs. Fair enough, but why does he have to drag us along with him? Read full review
More unfortunately still, the elements of the story fit poorly, like a Tucker decked out as a sexmobile.
Bertolucci is trying hard to shock us with this stuff, but, for all the perversities and the abundant nudity, the movie has an air of inconsequence about it. [9 February 2004, p. 74]
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