Vincere Synopsis
The life of Mussolini's secret wife, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino.
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100

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Setting aside, just for a moment, his general loathsomeness, there is a case to be made for a less apparent aspect of Benito Mussolini: He...
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95

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Vincere, which comes as close to grand opera as can be achieved without anyone actually bursting into song, feels like a big movie --...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Mezzogiorno (Love in the Time of Cholera) plays Dalser with the kind of fervent intensity once seen in silent films.
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88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Vincere, which translates as the battle cry "Win!" is like invisible ink on the ledger of war, a secret record of love and loss.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A gorgeous operatic tale of obsession and madness.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film is beautifully well-mounted. The locations, the sets, the costumes, everything conspire to re-create the Rome of that time. It...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

The director also pulls career-high performances from Mezzogiorno and Timi that are, respectively, tragic and mesmerizing.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
What this uncaring man is doing to her (Ida), he's about to do to a nation of 50 million people. And all of them will hate themselves in the...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Daniele Cipri's highly stylized lensing and Carlo Crivelli's bold score add to the movie's flamboyant aura. But then, the story of a...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
There’s visual poetry here and haunted performances from Mezzogiorno and Timi -- who plays two roles, and is especially gripping as...
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Beautifully Made

By nolongeractive
Even the decor, costumes, and the performances of the actors are enough to watch this suberb movie....

Chickens, tidbits and the English Patient

By filmdawgs
If you loved Citizen Kane, go see Vincere. If you watched the English Patient and didn't squirm in your seat and hope he would die after an hour, go see Vincere. If you like chickens, go see Vincere....

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Rated NR