Boccaccio '70
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Released in the US by 20th Century-Fox, Boccaccio '70 is a compendium of short subjects directed by three of Italy's top filmmakers. Each story is written in the style of the famed Italian essayist Boccaccio, albeit told in contemporary terms. First up is "The Raffle", written by Cesare Zavattini and directed by Vittorio De Sica: Sophia Loren (wife of Boccaccio '70 producer Carlo Ponti) plays the sexy operator of a shooting gallery, who offers herself as first prize to the best shot. In "The Job", written by Suso Cecchi D'Amico and directed by Luchino… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"De Sica and Monicelli went for broader, more traditional comedic effect -- less pretentious, but perhaps inevitably in this company, less memorable."
‑ , Time Out
"Like most anthology films, it has its ups and downs, though the ups generally outweigh the downs."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"An Italian portmanteau movie that sees three tales about the attraction and power of women."
‑ , Film4
"It has glamour, sophistication, color, wit and sensuality (not necessarily in that order), all of which blend very well in the enveloping air of a facility that is to be devoted to the showing of sophisticated films."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Contrived and spotty."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"...wonderful little time capsules of Italy in the early '60s [which] offer a look at different aspects of love and lust,"
‑ Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl
"All inferences to the famous poet aside, Boccaccio '70 is a celebration of the opposite sex, a foursome of testaments to the undying connection between women and life."
‑ Bill Gibron, DVDTalk.com
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