Malena Synopsis
A love-struck teen (Giuseppe Sulfaro) follows a Sicilian beauty (Monica Bellucci) around town.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Qualifies as director Giuseppe Tornatore's second full-fledged masterpiece. His first: "Cinema Paradiso."
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Gives audiences something more than just a heart-stopping beauty to contemplate.
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70

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Nothing new here except model-turned-actress Bellucci. To call her noteworthy would be an understatement.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
You wish that Malena's inner life had been given as much accent as her outer charms.
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63

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Too often seems like a slightly silly film.
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63

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Striking photography, period detail, screen-filling crowd scenes, and veteran composer Morricone's score make this one worth seeing, but...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
No period of Italian history has produced more great movies than the WWII years . But, Malena romanticizes and even sentimentalizes those...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
If Mussolini had a Monica Bellucci to inspire his troops, we might still be trying to take Palermo.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
There's definitely some paradiso in watching Malena walking, but not enough to sustain almost two hours of cinema.
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20

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Giuseppe Tornatore has long been a master of cheap sentiment ("Cinema Paradiso," " The Legend of 1900"), but his latest film is his most...
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Rated R | For some violence, nudity, sexuality and language