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Amarcord

Amarcord

1973
Comedy
Drama
2h 3m
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Rated 14 Aug 2007
17
0th
Lusty teenagers trying to score. An elderly man boasts of his sexual prowess. Exaggerated (one might say "bad") acting. Big close-ups of breasts and bottoms. Obscene gestures. Urination jokes. Masturbation jokes. Fart jokes. Is it the latest installment in the Porky's series? No, it's just dumb ol' Amarcord. Fellini presents a series of anecdotes that are neither amusing nor charming, nor particularly interesting.
Rated 12 Mar 2007
90
95th
The mother of all interlocking movies. Fascinating in all the different stories, Fellini manages to portrait a town and make it seem like the viewer also lived in it. Nostalgic is the best word to describe this amazing movie.
Rated 01 Feb 2009
34
2nd
By turns dull, disgusting and juvenile. If anyone ever says Fellini's just high brow artsy stuff you can show them this because the humor is as low-brow as it gets: Fart jokes, sex jokes, really jokes about any kind of bodily functions permeate the entire movie and not a single one is worth even a chuckle. As for the the rest of the movie's content it's weak, disjointed and boring and, frankly, at times insulting. The photography is the only good thing here, but even that's only above average.
Rated 31 May 2009
85
89th
for a movie with almost no cohesive plot, this one hit the nail right on the head. an absolutely stunning piece of work, beautiful, well acted, written, and the direction is paramount. i almost think that if this did have a traditional plot it might not be as good as it is now, and it is good.
Rated 24 Apr 2009
80
91st
I actually prefer Fellini's more straightforward 1950s movies to these later ones, but the originality and audacity of a film like Amarcord is unquestionable. As its name suggests, this movie is essentially its author's memories put to celluloid. In a way that is typical of memories - not a memoir or diary but memories - they are haphazard, disordered, and not necessarily sharp or accurate. But Fellini succeeds in relating these particular memories in all the power that they have for him.
Rated 02 Sep 2012
35
18th
Americans specially loved Amarcord. Compared with American films of the mid-1970s, it was so optimistic, so serene in believing that all things shall pass. Thew word amarcords means "I remember," but the mood of the film is more that of someone saying "I wonder," trying to forget harsh times or ugly truths. Fellini was once a real social observer and storyteller. Here he is a mere collector of material. It is startlingly devoid of drama or self-criticism. And it begins to look very old-fashioned
Rated 14 Aug 2007
35
5th
It got me bored out of my mind, and then BOOBS, and then bored out of my mind again.
Rated 17 Jun 2010
60
4th
A bunch of morons making fart jokes and yelling at each other. The score is lovely but it can't redeem this.
Rated 08 Jan 2012
90
96th
It's beautifully nostalgic but Fellini goes for the throat as he satirizes Italy's fascist past, a ludicrous, hypocritical Catholic Church and a nation in perpetual adolescence. The interlocking ensemble is effortlessly handled with an immense elegance, and especially the scenes with the family are funny as hell. Woody Allen's "Radio Times", and perhaps every other childhood memoir film since, owes a great deal to this masterpiece.
Rated 16 Aug 2023
80
75th
Maybe it is because I am not a horny Italian, but this is one of those films where I was never able to guess where a particular scene was headed. Well, after a while, a good guess is that piss will become involved. Oh yeah, don't forget about the fascism.
Rated 08 Apr 2013
72
81st
Would it be fair to say that, with this reminiscence of the seasonal and circadian rhythms of a village in the 1930s, Fellini is asking whether a kind of perpetual collective childhood, or adolescence, might be a source of the Italian charm and lust for life, but could also have been one of the conditions making possible the rise of Fascism?
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
20th
Several vignettes involving different stories in an Italian town that ultimately amount to nothing.
Rated 02 Nov 2008
96
98th
One of my favorite films of all time. Fellini said it was about the eternal adolescence in Italy, and certainly with the lusty scenes and juvenile humor, that's about right. But it's mostly about memory -- how we remember people and places. This story unfolds the way your imagination does when someone tells you a story -- things are a bit exaggerated but it all makes sense. This film is one of the reasons why Fellini was born for the cinema and stands above many other filmmakers.
Rated 04 Feb 2012
3
38th
I don't begrudge an occasional fart joke, but jeez, Fellini, ease up a bit, maybe? That aside, it's usually a pretty charming look at adolescence, playing out in episodic form (some episodes stronger than others), that coalesces into a pretty effective coming-of-age tale. I can't think of many films that think with their dicks as much as this one does. And damn if Fellini can't make Italy look every bit as purty as I've always thought it to be.
Rated 11 Jan 2012
5
93rd
Anecdotal coming-of-age story heightened by an exaggerated sense of nostalgia, giving it an amusing cartoon quality. Fellini is notorious for his indulgence, but in this case there's nothing pretentious about it. How can it be, with so many sex gags and fart jokes? High comedy this ain't, but Fellini treats it with personal affection.
Rated 27 Feb 2014
72
50th
The last half hour is great, but the rest is bogged down by toilet humor and boring teenage jackassery to be truly engaging. The lack of a unifying plot or vignette is also quite frustrating, and leaves the film rather underwhelming as a whole.
Rated 28 Oct 2008
8
82nd
I WANT A WOMAN
Rated 22 May 2019
40
30th
Women are not sex object. They've mind and emotions. This is the biggest problem in whole movie, but not just this. also there are so many basic party scenes, overacting, cartoonish characters and nonsense moments...
Rated 01 Jun 2014
71
49th
Basically, you are dropped into a foreign, a bit wacky town and you slowly make sense of it all. Everybody somehow belongs there and it creates an instant warmth that you can feel; even though deep inside you know the horrible background to those days. You might not like it, but it is surely memorable.
Rated 22 Dec 2013
80
78th
It's ultimately too episodic and fractured to be thoroughly engaging, but my initial disinterest in the characters' antics slowly gave way to admiration for this very personal film's warmth, charm, and playful nostalgia.
Rated 20 Jun 2009
3
74th
A bit too impatient, I would like to see more time spent on the good scenes in this one. Kusturica does this kind of thing better, but extra points for the man in the tree and Rotas music.
Rated 13 Dec 2010
50
33rd
Feels like a cheap version of Fellini's magic.
Rated 10 Mar 2023
69
22nd
There’s some solid satire/critique of fascism and Catholicism in here, and some really wonderful imagery. Unfortunately it’s let down by a significant amount of weird juvenile lewd stuff - which isn’t inherently bad, but it’s all such a gross caricature and ends up being neither funny nor interesting - and some awful performances.
Rated 28 Nov 2009
10
2nd
Boring. Pointless by design is worse than accidentally pointless.
Rated 21 Aug 2008
90
81st
Voglio una donaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Voglio una donaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Voglio una donaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Rated 05 Jan 2010
90
95th
A great celebration of all things that are alive, touching and visually charming. Slow paced if you're not used to Fellini, though. This is easily better than 8 1/2 to me.
Rated 28 Nov 2014
4
52nd
fellini seems to be saying that the hedonistic nature of italitan society at the time, particularly their sexual libertinism, was partly to blame for the rise of fascism. recalls pasolini a touch, but one has to wonder whether this lustrous illustriousness was a reality, or simply a myth made by our moviemakers. some very strange sequences, but they don't all work, and the film doesn't make too much sense as a whole. great music as usual.
Rated 12 Oct 2018
50
29th
Not recommended if you are the least bit tired or if you believe that a plot is a bare necessity. In fact, I'm not sure that I would recommend this to anybody who's not already a fan of Fellini's. To those interested in checking out his oeuvre, I would say that 'La Strada' and 'La dolce vita' would be the best place to start.
Rated 13 Apr 2009
4
71st
"This veers from the heartfelt to the satirical, the scathing to the loving, the funny to the melancholy - in short, it's everything that great cinema should be."
Rated 14 Jan 2013
82
86th
It's been some time since I've seen this film, and I'm afraid that a re-watch will diminish the joy I felt on my first viewing.
Rated 15 Feb 2009
75
53rd
A bit too bawdy for my liking and also felt rather long; a decent film though.
Rated 19 Nov 2023
85
64th
Comparing those Italian boys in the 1930s, full of wild sexual energy in their funny mischievousness, boyishly cheeky flirting and group masturbation, but also full of love for their local rituals and women, with our teenagers today, whose energy for love and life seems to be unavoidably stuck in self-obsession, frightened withdrawal or outrageous acting-out, we are obliged to ask what has gone so wrong in our contemporary pursuit of sexual freedom that it ends up leading to its exact opposite.
Rated 14 Apr 2024
85
78th
Rated 20 Jan 2009
100
95th
my favourite Fellini. it shares the podium with 8½.
Rated 20 Sep 2011
83
87th
A beautiful postcard of Rimini from the memories of a genius. This is the kind of town I'd have loved to grow up in!
Rated 17 Apr 2007
90
92nd
# 97
Rated 04 Jul 2012
75
72nd
One of Fellini's most earnest and, ultimately, better pictures -the loose structure, despite being mainly responsible for the film's plentiful dull spots, is also its main asset. Most of the characters and incidents are interesting, the lowbrow humour works and the quiet nostalgic/optimistic vibe throughout is subdued enough to become pleasant.
Rated 15 Nov 2013
75
88th
/c
Rated 06 Sep 2008
62
21st
Not my kind of movie.
Rated 23 Mar 2021
64
10th
What is this patchwork of shabby jokes? I usually love Fellini's works, but this isn't for me. The couple Mastroianni-Fellini is unique and in this movie i felt the absence of Mastroianni so much
Rated 03 Sep 2008
5
80th
So full of life.
Rated 27 Mar 2024
60
56th
Rated 17 Feb 2009
80
69th
Nino Rota's soundtrack adds 10 points to my score; it captures the period and all of its associated nostalgia just as well as Fellini does. When I travel to Italy, I'll expect a blind dude with an accordion to be playing Amarcord's theme.
Rated 18 May 2020
65
47th
Loads of interesting characters, but I'd have preferred more of a story to tie them together.
Rated 18 Jan 2018
95
97th
fellini'nin en sevdigim filmi.
Rated 27 Jul 2017
80
75th
Amarcord certainly feels like a collection of memories, ranging from the mundane to the uproarious. The resulting lack of a driving narrative does harm it some, but at the same time there's enough entertainment and nostalgic tone here to last, though it does slump a bit in the later half. And come on, there's nothing wrong with a good fart joke, or ten.
Rated 17 Aug 2014
7
57th
For the most part, Fellini's semi-autobiographical account tickled my fancy with nostalgic delight although I had some trouble warming up to the film's erratic tonal shifts and lack of narrative focus. I can only hope to get more out of it upon a second viewing.
Rated 28 Nov 2008
90
72nd
Among Fellini's later works, Amarcord never fails to entertain the viewer with colorful images(some of which belong to Fellini's own childhood experiences) great music, and lively stories.
Rated 17 Sep 2013
69
35th
Not the sum of all its parts. Each scene really shows a unique, original, and often comical vision. But the films ties this to very little narrative structure, which gives itself a drudging pace.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
98
93rd
Fellini kicks ass in this. You gotta love this satiric early comedies. Euope comedy school is so much better than american.
Rated 10 Sep 2011
75
83rd
Generally quite funny satire, at times side-splittingly hilarious.
Rated 27 Jun 2013
90
80th
Loved this one a lot. Nostalgic and warm-hearted, with a series of unforgettable scenes all filmed in the warm haze of Fellini's remembered Italy. Hard not to like.
Rated 29 Mar 2024
32
11th
Rated 01 Mar 2008
95
92nd
# 92
Rated 04 Feb 2008
87
93rd
The Fellini movie!
Rated 26 Nov 2016
70
64th
Probably more relevant to Fellini than to me but it is fun at times.
Rated 23 Oct 2013
66
66th
Not funny but not bad, kind of boring in parts but still interesting.
Rated 12 Oct 2015
75
84th
Fellini's episodic ode to his adolescent years is a warm and vivid celebration of small town life and a wonderful example of why cinema is the ideal medium to reflect meaningfully on memory. It's nostalgic without being sentimental, and its resonance derives not only from its good nature but from the gaps that exist between memory and reality (e.g. the rise of fascism vs the innocence of youth) its sly critique of Italian culture and its bittersweet view of life's transience.
Rated 22 Mar 2024
3
85th
Rated 31 Mar 2024
85
78th
Rated 12 Jul 2010
96
96th
An old man's film of remembrance that is nevertheless filled with the energy of youth. Like the mature Bunuel, Fellini imparts a magical unity to material that in less skilled hands would seem indulgently episodic.
Rated 03 Apr 2019
70
53rd
Wedding Guest: "Titta went away a long time ago."
Rated 16 Feb 2008
97
85th
Fellini in his essentially worm intellectual sensibility depicts his childhood in romantic colors without trying to make it more beautiful.It is his sincerity that guides us into his world and to Italy before WWII,and we can experience that world while watching the movie.His perspective is one of the observer,never attempting to interfere.Great music accompanies this very human,very genuine movie painting.
Rated 19 Dec 2008
96
92nd
82
Rated 02 Apr 2024
72
55th
Rated 24 Dec 2010
75
82nd
A bizarre, intriguing mixture of fact, fantasy and obscurity, pleasing to watch. The title means "I remember".
Rated 12 Apr 2013
100
99th
Bizarre behaviors abound, as you may expect from a Fellini, but this film is delightfully nostalgic and absurd. The grandfather whistling while fisting the air at the dinner table, the old woman leaving the theatre exclaiming she had a good cry... There's hilarity in this movie that only grows with each viewing, not to mention it's beautifully scripted, shot and edited. Yet another classic from our man.
Rated 16 Nov 2021
55
42nd
The visuals were beautiful, but I didn't get particularly attached to any of the characters, even briefly, as they flitted over the screen. It reminded me of the chaos of mankind I usually try to avoid.
Rated 12 Jun 2019
35
0th
Note to myself: I stopped watching after 1 hour because it was boring and only had 1 slightly funny scene.
Rated 03 Apr 2015
85
74th
Helt klart den morsomste Fellini-filmen jeg har sett hittil. Legger seg tett opp mot hans liv (som så mange andre av filmene hans) og minnene han har fra da han vokste opp i en mindre italiensk landsby. Svært nostalgisk, og fortelleren som går gjennom fungerer som et slags knutepunkt for seeren. Cinematografien er som alltid nydelig, men denne gangen i farger. Fellini kler virkelig det, må få sett flere av de senere filmene hans i nær fremtid.
Rated 15 Mar 2019
87
49th
87.00
Rated 25 Jan 2024
92
65th
There's a tension here and maybe I missed a lot, but the nostalgia tends to let too much of the fascism slide by. Interesting to see Radio Days (much better film IMO) and The Grand Budapest Hotel/Moonrise Kingdom connections. The frank portrayal of the body and sexuality is welcomed. Americans share much today with these Italian characters.
Rated 11 Aug 2012
89
90th
One of those films whose peculiar scenes still pop into my head spontaneously, at times long after viewing and in the most delightful way.
Rated 27 Jun 2012
93
66th
A great and nostalgic film about adolescence, sexual discovery, and living in a small italian town during Fascism. Although there's not a linear and clear story, this little film never bores the viewer and keeps him interested in its many many characters. The most nostalgic movie Fellini ever made, filled with many autobiographical scenes from his youth.
Rated 14 Apr 2013
57
33rd
Fellini goes crazy there. Interesting but I felt it was rather cold.
Rated 04 Jun 2012
74
77th
Both painful and funny, Fellini remembers his 1930s with a sentimental heart, depicting memories as fables and fantasies as facts. The only way he can return to those old days is by talking to people with the camera, making them tell him some stories and then framing these situations with his vivid, but honest imagination.
Rated 15 Apr 2024
70
38th
Rated 05 Apr 2024
97
77th
Rated 22 Feb 2013
60
54th
watched: 2013, 2023
Rated 07 Dec 2014
5
93rd
An unforgettable concoction of equal parts mournful regret and radiant joy; a film about desire, longing, the many disappointments of life and the occasional moment of indescribable beauty that occurs seemingly out of nowhere and is past even faster than it comes. All of this rounded off with adolescent tomfoolery taken from Fellini's own experiences, complete with chasing girls and collective masturbation. Given the last aspect it should be embarrassing to say but it isn't: this was made for me
Rated 13 Feb 2007
93
92nd
Amarcord estreava há 50 anos na Itália. Acho que esse foi o primeiro Fellini que vi na vida nos anos 90, acho também que gostava mais dele antigamente do que gosto agora, antes o colocava no mesmo nível de Otto e Mezzo, mas nessa revisão não me parece mais que são tão equivalentes. Blu-ray Versátil Fellini Essencial.
Rated 18 Aug 2023
53
3rd
خاطرات کودکی فلینی
Rated 10 Apr 2011
91
98th
Volpina! O how easy it was for me to fall in love with this... mmm.
Rated 05 Jul 2008
80
95th
Remarkable,Charming,Excellent.
Rated 08 Dec 2011
70
53rd
This is my mother's favorite movie, but for me it did not quite live up to my expectations. Still a charming film with a few flashes of brilliance, though.
Rated 17 Mar 2008
65
30th
Maybe I'm not in the right mindset for this film, but I found it kind of boring despite its artistic aspirations.
Rated 13 Jan 2010
96
92nd
76
Rated 02 Dec 2011
60
63rd
On the one hand, it's very frequently hilarious and it's got an appealing blend of irreverence & seemingly effortless whimsy. On the other hand, ten minutes with these clowns in real life would probably push me over the edge.
Rated 02 Jan 2011
9
93rd
Candid episodes from villagers in Italy, linked together by a gentle symbolism through the theme of each passing season and a sense of nostalgia in a seemingly autobiograhical gesture from its director. The vast majority of them are amusing, some touching, and while the movies misses a centerpiece is always entertaining and usually beautiful to watch.
Rated 05 Jun 2022
42
6th
I just don't get Fellini, I think. The first 40 minutes of this film is a lot of bathroom humor, which I don't really like even when it's done well. The first third seems more fit for an especially bad Adam Sandler film or something. The last 80 minutes are definitely an improvement, and there are moments where it threatens to become interesting, but it was too episodic with not enough of the episodes being compelling. There are some strong scenes and it's technically solid, though.
Rated 07 Nov 2020
9
87th
9-
Rated 29 Nov 2012
80
89th
a film filled with delightful, humorous, sad and beautiful scenes. I especially enjoyed the first part with the bonfire and the last half hour of the movie. in between there are, I am sad to say, a few too many scenes that just became lost in the masses. I suppose that in one way is the point here, seeing as how Fellini created this photobook of memories from his childhood for the viewer to devour on. I still believe it could have lost 20 minutes or so in length.
Rated 13 Apr 2013
89
97th
This film makes me feel real good.
Rated 22 Mar 2009
85
92nd
Fellini's magic unleashed
Rated 30 Nov 2011
96
92nd
#74
Rated 17 Dec 2011
65
47th
My least favorite Fellini movie, in which he probably tried to be the most "mature" - not making too much of a spectacle, being compassionate towards his own tendency to make fart jokes, summoning things up... It's reaking of self-satisfaction and rarely comes out of it's own skin, and I could just see Federico watching this at the premiere and patting his belly. I'm being harsh because he's one of my favorite directors.
Rated 21 Mar 2013
90
59th
an excellent movie to watch. perfect direction. nicely written story of life of a young adult.
Rated 26 Mar 2014
95
93rd
Joyous
Rated 09 Apr 2024
95
88th

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