Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
A 25th anniversary restoration of Giuseppe Tornatore’s ode to moving pictures and puppy love. Read full review
Every bit as enchanting as you remember. Molto, molto bene. Read full review
Cinema Paradiso converts you to the credo that art can indeed be holy. Read full review
You leave Cinema Paradiso with that feeling that's kind of like getting kicked in the stomach, but nice. It's one of those breathless, swept-away-by-a-movie experiences that you might have once a year, if you're lucky. [16 February 1990, Daily Notebook, p.E-1] Read full review
Unapologetically sentimental, this movie is certain to melt all but the hardest of hearts. Read full review
This film is sometimes funny, sometimes joyful, and sometimes poignant, but it's always warm, wonderful, and satisfying. Cinema Paradiso affects us on many levels, but its strongest connection is with our memories. Read full review
Remain open to fantasies but not be consumed by them. These are good lessons for a would-be director. They are good lessons for everybody. And no recent movie has taught them with more patient sweetness. [Feb. 5, 1990] Read full review
It's a shining valentine to the movies--full of homages, collages and swooningly romantic Ennio Morricone music--and it gets right at the messy, impure, wondrous way they capture and enrapture us. [16 February 1990, Calendar, p.F-1] Read full review
Anyone who loves movies is likely to love Cinema Paradiso. Read full review
Lovely memory'' film. [2 March 1990, Life, p.4D] Read full review
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