Fellini - Satyricon 1969

Critics score:
75 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: It is a surreal epic that, I confidently believe, will outlive all its interpretations. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: A shallow, hypocritical film, without a glimmer of genuine creativity. Read more

Louis B. Parks, Houston Chronicle: Those who don't weaken and bolt for the door experience a one-of-a-kind visual adventure they are unlikely to forget. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: It is so much more ambitious and audacious than most of what we see today that simply as a reckless gesture, it shames these timid times. Films like this are a reminder of how machine-made and limited recent product has become. Read more

Time Out: Fellini's characteristic delirium is in fact anchored in a precise, psychological schema: under the matrix of bisexuality, he explores the complexes of castration, impotence, paranoia and libidinal release. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Federico Fellini presents an incredible fresco-like vision of Rome's social structure 2,000 years ago in which survival and pleasure were man's sole motivating forces. Read more