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I Vitelloni Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    87

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    Full of brilliantly executed coups de théâtre, showing the director's natural flair for spectacle.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    It was this ineffably poignant semiautobiographical reverie that unleashed fully Fellini's shimmering, flowing poetic style, echoed perfectly in a plaintive score by Fellini's potently evocative collaborator, Nino Rota.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    One of the screen's great portrayals of the hell-raising and malaise of young men in their 20s, hit Italy like a comic thunderbolt when it was released there in 1953 -- and it struck the American art-house audience in much the same way when it premiered here in 1956. Now it returns, and unlike its five aging-boy protagonists, this movie hasn't lost its first youth.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety

    Federico Fellini, long a scripter, in his second feature film satirizes the 'wastrels', the do-nothing sons of middle-class Italian provincials whose life ranges from schoolroom to poolroom.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice J. Hoberman

    Moving from cafés to poolrooms to movie theaters, it's the prototypical male ensemble film.

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