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Total Film

A 25th anniversary restoration of Giuseppe Tornatore’s ode to moving pictures and puppy love.
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100

Empire

By Patrick Peters
Every bit as enchanting as you remember. Molto, molto bene.
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Cinema Paradiso converts you to the credo that art can indeed be holy.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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,...
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100

Mr. Showbiz

Unapologetically sentimental, this movie is certain to melt all but the hardest of hearts.
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This film is sometimes funny, sometimes joyful, and sometimes poignant, but it's always warm, wonderful, and satisfying. Cinema Paradiso...
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100

Time

By Richard Schickel
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....
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100

Los Angeles Times

By Michael Wilmington
It's a shining valentine to the movies--full of homages, collages and swooningly romantic Ennio Morricone music--and it gets right at the...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Anyone who loves movies is likely to love Cinema Paradiso.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Lovely “memory'' film. [2 March 1990, Life, p.4D]
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STILL MAGNIFICENT AFTER 25 YEARS. A MUST SEE FOR ALL FILM LOVERS.

By Peneflix
It is a rarity when something or someone does not need a minimal amount of tweaking or tucking with the pillage of time; gusting technology slaughtering privacy, gluttonous craving for the “new”,...

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Rated PG
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Charming Italian film about friendship, movies.
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