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Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 41
  2. Negative: 4 out of 41

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  1. Sep 1, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Superb direction.
    Painfully accurate for the era and the people.
    Hey, when is the last time you saw a film set in Pre-Garibaldi Italy and went to a gala ball, and had a chance to view a room full of chamberpots?
  2. Jul 21, 2012
    The Leopard, or better "Il Gattopardo", is a monument in movie history. First of all because of the suburb setting (great and wide landscape of Sicily, the rich costumes, the palaces), the great acting, and beautiful actors like Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon. It has a very intelligent storyline and although not a fast movie it has never a dull moment. Thank you Luchino Visconti for this great masterpiece! Expand
  3. Jul 11, 2012
    Excellent characterization. Passionate story. But it is very long and sometimes boring. The technical level is quite good. Also did not like the end of the story.
  4. Dec 23, 2011
    The film is a visual masterpiece, really good mis on scene and cinematography , and even good actors. But it is too long and slowly that you just get tired. I´m used to like Italian movies and I have seen much better Italian movies than this.
  5. Aug 27, 2010
    "The Leopard" is the epic war drama that "Gone With The Wind" wished it could be. Plus Burt Lancaster is a bamf and Claudia Cardinale is a hottie. What more can you ask for?

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 100
    The film's superb first two hours, which weave social and historical themes into rich personal drama, turn out to be only a prelude to the magnificent final hour--an extended ballroom sequence that leaves history behind to become one of the most moving meditations on individual mortality in the history of the cinema. (Review of 1983 Release)
  2. 100
    The Leopard was written by the only man who could have written it, directed by the only man who could have directed it, and stars the only man who could have played its title character.
  3. 100
    Virtually every Super Technirama frame of Luchino Visconti's 1963 masterpiece The Leopard could be described as "painterly" in its ornate details and exquisitely balanced color compositions. (Review of DVD Release)