100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Smart and sumptuous.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Sumptuous and beautiful, suffused with a serene melancholy and deeply ambivalent love for a long-vanished past, Luchino Visconti's 1963 The Leopard is one of the greatest of all historical costume epics.
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100

Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Watching this masterwork allows you to return to the filmmaking sensibility of the 1960s, when epics looked like epics.
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100

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Virtually every Super Technirama frame of Luchino Visconti's 1963 masterpiece The Leopard could be described as "painterly" in its ornate details and exquisitely balanced color compositions. (Review of DVD Release)
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

One of the greatest of all epics.
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100

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
The Leopard is the greatest film of its kind made since World War II—its only rivals are Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon" and Visconti's own "Senso."
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The Leopard was written by the only man who could have written it, directed by the only man who could have directed it, and stars the only man who could have played its title character.
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100

Variety

Italy's top bestseller of recent literary history, Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa's The Leopard comes to the screen in a magnificent film, munificently outfitted and splendidly acted by a large cast dominated by Burt Lancaster. (Review of Original Release)
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100

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
The film is a glittering triumph of personal expression at its most elegant and opulent.
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90

TV Guide

This is a gorgeous, fascinating account of the interplay between the personal and the social, directed with the kind of insight that only an aristocrat turned Marxist like Visconti could afford. (Review of Original Release)
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100 out of 100

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