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Based on 26 Reviews
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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Self-satisfied -- an undisciplined brat of a film. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Susan Sarandon has never looked better in her 29-year screen career than she does here. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Few movies are as eloquent in their performances and their art direction. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Beneath the noisy, farcical surface of John Turturro's Illuminata is a thoughtful and unusually mature meditation on love. show more

  • 49
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    Turturro's movie is all surface, all artifice, and little substance. Actors love artifice; the rest of us wait for it to clear so we can find something meatier. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A gloriously giddy movie about theater, love and artifice, an unabashed art film. show more

  • 75
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    John Turturro's farce about life and theater that is by turns elegant and bawdy, but always transfixing. show more

  • 63
    Hannah Brown New York Post

    Like a thick slice of ham - tasty, elegantly prepared and served - that aspires to be gourmet fare but in the end turns out to be only half-baked. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    Turturro tricks you into thinking there's magic realism streaming through this ode to art and commited love - despite there being little magic and not a trace of reality to speak of. show more

  • 50
    Curtis Morgan Miami Herald

    Overdone performances mar the fine ones -- (Turturro) has become, alas, a hambone. show more

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