The Conformist Synopsis
An Italian aristocrat with sexual hang-ups blindly follows Fascist orders.
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Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Masterfully arranged for color, texture, decor and camera fluidity, The Conformist is more like a symphonic poem than a movie. (Review of...
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L.A. Weekly

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The Conformist is a great film, drunkenly beautiful and deeply disturbing.
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Washington Post

By Hal Hinson
Even if it weren't in pristine shape for its current re-release, it would still qualify as one of only a handful of films made in the past...
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TV Guide

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One of Bertolucci's best films, The Conformist makes a provocative connection between repressed sexual desires and fascist politics. It's an...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The Conformist has a decadent visual beauty about it that's breathtaking. But as striking as Bertolucci's classic looks, there's even more...
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Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
Bertolucci's masterpiece--made when he was all of 29--will be the most revelatory experience a fortunate pilgrim will have in a theater...
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Seems every bit the masterpiece it was when first released by Paramount. In this dazzling film, Bertolucci manages to combine the bravura...
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Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
Thirty-five years since its debut, The Conformist is still a stunning, challenging, transporting film.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
One of the great Bertolucci's most acclaimed films...Trintignant gives a legendary performance.
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ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Storaro and Bertolucci have fashioned a visual masterpiece in The Conformist, with some of the best use of light and shadow ever in a motion...
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Classic

By jozozovko
Such a wonderful film. A must see....

A to be watched movie

By ceciliascimia
Whether you are italian or not, this movie is a great psychological representation of one of the plagues of the human beings: conformism. Makes you think about the risk of being "normal" and its deep...

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