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Based on 20 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    In contrasting the sexuality and rebellion of Lucy's generation with his own, Bertolucci clearly yearns to rekindle his creative spirit. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    When Bertolucci points his camera out a window, it's like putting on your glasses. Everything is lush, drenched in color and right there for you to touch. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Filmmakers of Bernardo Bertolucci's magnitude don't often take on sexual coming-of-age movies, but judging from the pleasures of Stealing Beauty, maybe more of them should. [14 Jun 1996 Pg.04.D] show more

  • 75
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    Tyler is a find for a director like Bertolucci. She is a blank slate of prettiness with her unadulterated, thoroughbred, long-limbed looks. show more

  • 63
    TV Guide

    Poor Liv Tyler, the slight screen presence around which Bernardo Bertolucci's elaborately awful new romance revolves, comes prepackaged as Hollywood's next superstar, and she's hard-pressed to justify the hype. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    This film is aesthetically pleasing but not emotionally satisfying. It's occasionally erotic but rarely dynamic. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie plays like the kind of line a rich older guy would lay on a teenage model,suppressing his own intelligence and irony in order to spread out before her the wonderful world he would like to give her as a gift. show more

  • 80

    Bertolucci fans of old may well sigh for the political passion that made his earlier work more powerful. But the grace, craft and real wit in this country house party make it his most seductive film in a very long while. show more

  • 50
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Bertolucci returns to his native Italian soil for the first time in 15 years, and the result is a gorgeous albeit fairly insubstantial homecoming. show more

  • 75
    Entertainment Weekly

    Can Tyler act? Impossible to say. Bertolucci's neatest trick is to have constructed the movie around Tyler's gawky unself-consciousness. show more

  • October 31, 2011 condor687
    Report This User

    I saw the movie this afternoon and was quite impressed with the beauty of Tuscany and the cast - it was charming and easy on the eyes and ears - I don\'t know much Italian and should- both parents spoke it daily - but the little I knew was enough to get the idea - mostly about a young girl away from home and ready to start a life - Liv is beautiiful - so were some other girls in the cast - Jeremy Irons waa appealing as always - I could watch it again..

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