Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
Watch On
  1. Forty-four years after his exciting debut feature "Fists in the Pocket," Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio continues his late-career renaissance with the passionate, beautifully crafted, period melodrama Vincere.
  2. There’s visual poetry here and haunted performances from Mezzogiorno and Timi -- who plays two roles, and is especially gripping as Dalser’s grown son.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Sep 22, 2010
    9
    Con un vigor narrativo y una inventiva visual envidables, Bellocchio echa mano de un estilo diríaseCon un vigor narrativo y una inventiva visual envidables, Bellocchio echa mano de un estilo diríase operático/futurista para contar la trágica historia de la primera familia del joven socialista Benito Mussolini, repudiada y aplastada cuando "Il Duce" cambió de bando para convertirse en lider del fascismo. Giovanna Mezzogiorno está extraordinaria. Full Review »
  2. HuguesF.
    Mar 29, 2010
    10
    Through the struggle of this woman, Bellocchio not only is critical of fascism and of the dictatorship of Mussolini.. It is too a real hymn Through the struggle of this woman, Bellocchio not only is critical of fascism and of the dictatorship of Mussolini.. It is too a real hymn to cinema as a medium conveying meaning in an alienated world. In this point of view,it is by itself an act of resistance, in a world invaded by advertisements, and whose Imaginary is colonized by the society of the spectacle. Bellocchio offers us an operatic tour de force. Performance by both actors is exceptional, but especially from Giovanna Mezzogiorno, amazingly inhabited in the role of her young career (A performance and a movie that would undeniably have deserved more prizes, had Cannes jury been fair, or had Italy selected it as the Italian candidate for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Movie, instead of a more commercial one). Full Review »
  3. JaneG.
    Mar 28, 2010
    2
    Dark, impossibly dark, dreary and not worth the trouble. All the critics loved this but very disappointing.