100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An ambitious and exciting piece of work, a movie about sex and movies made by a filmmaker who understands the power of each to set off fantasy, create addiction, incite danger and transform the spirit.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film is extraordinarily beautiful. Bertolucci is one of the great painters of the screen.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
As tawdry as this may seem, Bertolucci is not trying to one-up himself. He was 27 when the student riots occurred and very much a participant in a revolution that was both complex in its implications and naive in much of the behavior. He has caught that perfectly
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Dreamers isn't that bad -- actually, it's funny, affecting, interestingly twisted, and seriously erotic before it heads south in the final stretch.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The Dreamers may go slack when you most want it to soar, but it also seduces with eroticism and resonates with ideas.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
My guess is that The Dreamers will have a certain resonance for those of us who discovered movies and sex at the same time during the '60s. For the rest of you, the film is a curiosity about cinegenic youths baring their bodies while thinking they are baring their souls.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The problem is the letdown you feel when these glorious morsels (film clips and soundtrack) end, and it's back to three morose schlumps.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
More unfortunately still, the elements of the story fit poorly, like a Tucker decked out as a sexmobile.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

The film's real failure is that neither the story nor the characters capture the zeitgeist that Bertolucci theoretically set out to celebrate.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In The Dreamers, Bertolucci wants to take us back to a more revolutionary time, but mostly he ends up recalling the faded revolution of his own glory days.
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62 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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