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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17

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  1. Jan 5, 2011
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    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Everybody see Benigni only as comedian, but it's clear how deep character he is, so, another love story from him
    as director,certainly playing "real-life" Benigni (is he actually playing?), searching for society approval like individuality, but he is certain about war and crimes disapproval (Iraq theme), and he finds love as the only response to everything bad and odd..Must see, must think.
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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.