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Tea with Mussolini

Rated PG for thematic elements, language, brief nudity and some mild violence.

PG In Theaters 05/14/1999 , 116min.
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Critic score based on 26 reviews

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May 30, 2011
the shots taken at the US are right on
January 07, 2009
Amazing movie. Very touching, and heart warming. It just goes to show you, people that think they know everything, usually don't. Maggie Smith, is purely elegant.

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Andrew O'Hehir
The 76-year-old Zeffirelli will make many more movies, but Tea With Mussolini has the unmistakable feeling of a personal testament. Its sunny disposition and modest wit are well-suited to the genial temper of this born entertainer. Full Review
Derek Elley
Some fine individual perfs by the tony cast, plus fine period detail and costumes, make the time pass fairly agreeably, but Tea With Mussolini suffers from a fatal lack of focus and emotional center, reducing potentially involving material to a succession of individual scenes. Full Review
James Berardinelli
An incomplete memoir with spotty character development, but, in part because of the way it was filmed and in part because of the strength of the cast, it's still an effective entertainment. Full Review
Keith Phipps
The Onion (A.V. Club)
While Zeffirelli couldn't have assembled a more capable cast, none of them, except Cher, are given characters colorful enough to make the film worthwhile; almost everyone gets lost amidst the Tuscan scenery. Full Review
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
Zeffirelli has created an amusing yet touching high adventure and an unusual coming-of-age tale. Full Review

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