Senso 1954

Critics score:
85 / 100

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A.H. Weiler, 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. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: 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. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Senso is lush, broadly emotional and beautifully photographed. Read more

Tony Rayns, Time Out: Like other Visconti melodramas, [Senso is] sumptuous in its Technicolor expressionism. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Senso is an elegant, expensively-produced, period love story, set back in the Italian 1860s, and a stylist delight. Read more