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New York Times:
It is an obvious, rudimentary operatic approach to amour and an illustration of history that is likely to be fuzzy to anyone but a student of Garibaldi's 1866 campaign in and around Venice and Verona.
A lush, melodramatic portrait of seduction and betrayal, decadence and deceit in the midst of Italy's resistance to Austrian occupation in the mid-19th century.
Like other Visconti melodramas, [Senso is] sumptuous in its Technicolor expressionism.
Senso is an elegant, expensively-produced, period love story, set back in the Italian 1860s, and a stylist delight.