Stealing Beauty Synopsis
A teen (Liv Tyler) learns the man she grew up with is not her dad.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Filmmakers of Bernardo Bertolucci's magnitude don't often take on sexual coming-of-age movies, but judging from the pleasures of Stealing...
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80

Empire

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Bertolucci fans of old may well sigh for the political passion that made his earlier work more powerful. But the grace, craft and real wit...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

Can Tyler act? Impossible to say. Bertolucci's neatest trick is to have constructed the movie around Tyler's gawky unself-consciousness.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
Tyler is a find for a director like Bertolucci. She is a blank slate of prettiness with her unadulterated, thoroughbred, long-limbed looks.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In contrasting the sexuality and rebellion of Lucy's generation with his own, Bertolucci clearly yearns to rekindle his creative spirit.
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63

TV Guide

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Poor Liv Tyler, the slight screen presence around which Bernardo Bertolucci's elaborately awful new romance revolves, comes prepackaged as...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This film is aesthetically pleasing but not emotionally satisfying. It's occasionally erotic but rarely dynamic.
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Bertolucci returns to his native Italian soil for the first time in 15 years, and the result is a gorgeous albeit fairly insubstantial...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
When Bertolucci points his camera out a window, it's like putting on your glasses. Everything is lush, drenched in color and right there...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie plays like the kind of line a rich older guy would lay on a teenage model,suppressing his own intelligence and irony in order to...
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Rated NR
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Meditation on sex, life, death; older teens only.
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