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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18

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Metascore
22

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. Benigni clearly intends to make some impassioned statements about the futility of war, the power of romance, the enduring strength of optimism. However, the once-appealing innocence of his exuberant persona has become curdled over time.
  2. 0
    The longer the movie goes on, the more annoying Benigni's infantile behavior becomes.
  3. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    0
    Remember that manic, rambling Oscar acceptance speech, when Benigni leapt around the auditorium? That might have been charming for two or three minutes, but imagine two hours of it.