Cineriz | Release Date: June 24, 1963 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Universal acclaim based on 23 Critic Reviews
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Thirty years after its premiere, despite being in black and white and despite the irritating lip-flap from the Italian penchant for post-dubbing dialogue, Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 is a remarkably fresh film, a landmark of cinema that seems to defy dating. [07 May 1993, p.H]
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Christian Science MonitorStaff (Not Credited)
Mastroianni gives what might be the greatest performance of his legendary career, making an ideal focus of attention for Fellini's cinematic pyrotechnics. [09 Apr 1999, p.14]
90
It's a deluxe glorification of creative crisis, visually arresting (the dark and light contrasts are extraordinary, magical) but in some essential way conventional-minded.
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Portland OregonianStaff (Not Credited)
It's the usual Fellini magic: a long, challenging movie overflowing with creativity and verve. [16 Dec 2001]
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Orlando SentinelCrosby Day
A mad compound of naturalism, surrealism, farce and philosophy. [07 Jul 1996, p.65]