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Based on 21 Reviews
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Occasionally brilliant, profiting from Fellini's distinct and unmistakable way of looking and seeing. But it goes in circles and wears out its welcome, except for the most hard-core enthusiasts. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    This portrait of the fabulist whose images are as haunting as those of Giorgio de Chirico is a disappointment, not to mention a squandered opportunity. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It's the many thoughtful, eloquent interviews with Fellini himself that serve as the heart of the film. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The newly found footage of Fellini and actor Marcello Mastroianni on the set of "La Dolce Vita" made me want to run out and see that wonderful film yet again. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Only loosely concerned with behind-the-scenes gossip and is squarely focused on the nature of Fellini's insatiability. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    As a source of information about his life and work, this interview is almost worthless, but as an insight into his style, it is priceless. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Its fascination may be limited to those already very familiar with his works and collaborators - and his sensual, highly subjective style. show more

  • 70
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    General audiences will regret the absence of titles identifying various clips and interviewees, but Fellini fans will want to eat the whole thing up with a spoon. show more

  • 30
    Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle

    "By practicing his art, he revealed himself to us." Fellini: I’m a Born Liar provides proof positive: The art indeed reveals far more than this pedestrian documentary ever does. show more

  • 75
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    It's a messy, entertaining documentary rooted in -- though not limited to -- the iconically indulgent years of Fellini's later career. show more

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