Metacritic Movie Ratings
Life Is Beautiful Reviews

3.0

59

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Wilmington

    A deeply moving blend of cold terror and rapturous hilarity. Lovingly crafted by Italy's top comedian and most popular filmmaker, it's that rare comedy that takes on a daring and ambitious subject and proves worthy of it.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA TodayMike Clark

    To see someone even attempt bittersweet treatment of this subject is surprising, but to largely pull it off is a major feat.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    Finds the right notes to negotiate its delicate subject matter.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    It's the depiction of the love and sacrifice of a father for a son that makes Life is Beautiful worthwhile.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Starts out as sentimental whimsy and ends as sentimental kitsch.

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