• Released
  • March 15, 2013
  • (March 15 NY, March 22 LA)
  • R , 1 hr 55 min
  • Art House/Foreign
  • 8 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Luciano auditions for a spot on "Big Brother" and lets the attention go to his head.

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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie’s a funny, dark, increasingly razor-sharp inquiry into the metaphysics of modern fame — how the dream of “being seen” and thus...
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91

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
The reality-show aesthetic pervades the movie as well. Garrone's roaming camera style draws you into each moment with extreme close-ups and...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
The first-rate Italian comedy Reality — which fakes Pope Benedict appearing in St. Peter’s Square — likens consecration to elevating an...
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80

Total Film

By Tom Dawson
The film belongs to Arena, outstanding as a man growing ever more delusional in his quest to acquire celebrity status.
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75

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
The bright palette of Reality is an obvious way to underline the hero’s unraveling, but it looks good, and it works.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
Matteo Garrone has a sure eye for outlandish set pieces that exhibit the expansive outlines of his ideas, but these spectacles are...
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60

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
It's a likable film played with gusto and heart — though fundamentally a little sentimental and predictable.
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60

Empire

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As a satire on the seduction by media and our infatuation with celebrity, it's hardly "The Truman Show," but Garrone’s Gomorrah follow-up...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There is enough here — including the gifted Arena’s barely believable backstory — to keep your head spinning.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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Half comedy and half drama, the film struggles to find its tone amid stock characters and leisurely plotting, with nods to Fellini and...
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Rated R | For Some language