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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Aaron Dillenbeck's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    Breathtakingly beautiful. The film shows the slight break in reality found in the somber world of Italian Neorealism without coating over the poverty, squalor, and hardships. It touches the heart of anyone who's been moved or transformed by cinema and leaves the viewer feeling utter nostalgia and emotional bliss. It was all perfect. Not much more to say but to please watch it.

  2. bmelis's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

  3. seena's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    Do people from southern Italy become whiter as they grow older? Good movie overall.

  4. Feng Ling's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    to my own surprise, I did not like this film at all. Toto annoyed me endlessly (esp. because how he could not appreciate the difference between jokes, commands, and scolding), the love story feels constructed and cliché... Still, esp. given my increasingly inflated scores on movies, I have to give this 3/5 (7/10) if only for the simple fact that I got a glimpse of the past cinematic experiences and all the old films.

  5. naokoken's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    Another movie I last saw in the theater in 1988. Toto as a boy is adorable but the last 30 minutes is the best. "Once upon a time a king gave a feast..." goes the story but later we hear "The thread is broken...What was yours is gone." And before he leaves the town by train as a young man Alberto says "Don't give in to nostalgia. Forget us all." Finally old scratched black and white film and then fin.

  6. Art House Junkie's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    Incredible film. It truly is for every one.

  7. Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    I could see this movie a thousand times and never tire of it. Casting, set and design, costumes, make up, drama, emotion, passion, love, tears...Ah Italians just know how to do Cinema. Ancore Per favore!

  8. Samuel Wells's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    This film functions as a love letter to all of cinema, especially to 8 1/2. What this film lacks to that classic film is the earned perspective and scope. This film is still luscious, rich with a moving score and good cinematography. But the film also has an air to it that does not quite work for me, just a little too self-indulgent to truly be a great film. Worth watching, but has some flaws to it.

  9. LK's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    Pretty nice, definitely got an Oscar-bait feel. A little overly sentimental. Morricone's music the primary star.

  10. David R Williams's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    Was a more poignant film about the love of film ever made?

  11. c0rny0nmain's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    A beautiful and heart-wrenching film about film.

  12. Bruce T's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

  13. Drew Weaver's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    Cute. And I mean that positively. Full of the exuberance of youth and discovery. In particular, the final montage spliced together by Alberto was a great scene, as an odd both to cinema and giving in to passion.

  14. Karina's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    "And on the 99th night, the soldier stood up, took his chair, and went away."

  15. Ben Loory's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    hard not to love a movie that loves movies so much. gets a little muddled in the second half, and sorta side-steps... what? the conflict? the guy's life? but the first half is so much fun, and the ending is wonderful... it's really more of a 3 but shit, i love movies too

  16. Thomas O'Neill's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    My best friend absolutely loves this movie, so it would feel like a betrayal if I gave it less than 4 stars (even though I'm very tempted to do so). Personally, I'm not a big fan of nostalgia, and I feel all too often we value things more because of nostalgia than because of quality. That's one reason why this movie doesn't affect me much, but for what it's trying to do, it does a great job doing it.

  17. olga wagner's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    very nostalgic and sentimental. I loved it. Tornatore is one of my favorite directors. In a way this film reminded me of Fellini's "Amarcord"

  18. Bernardo Anderson's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    A wonderful and very sentimental movie about a boy looking for a father figure and love, while at the same time developing his passion for films.

  19. jamesey's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    The "first kiss" in the projection room is my favorite kiss in all movies.

  20. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    You know that there has to be someone out there that doesn't like this movie. In my case I didn't fall for the syrupy sweet nostalgia about movies. It's catnip for cinephiles.

  21. Jonathan's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    How can this not be on every film lover's top ten list?

  22. akth's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    Cute but heavy handed.

  23. ShawnD's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    A fairy tale. A love story. Perfection. Watch it now.

  24. Chocnut's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

    Too sentimental for my taste.