Dormant Beauty
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Dormant Beauty
In Theaters June 6
Isabelle Huppert (AMOUR, THE PIANO TEACHER) and Toni Servillo (THE GREAT BEAUTY, GOMORRAH) star in Italian master Bellocchio's compelling ensemble drama in which characters in three interrelated storylines struggle with the moral impasses and compromises of modern life. The film's point of departure is a real-life right-to-euthanasia case that became a national controversy in 2008, culminating in a Parliamentary vote. Against this backdrop Bellocchio explores the differing values and outlook of young and old, reactionary and idealistic: that of a senator (Servillo) with a passionately… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Vesuvius of social-psychological potboilers. All the screaming and twice the anguish of the average Italian movie."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"The "what were you doing when..." conceit of Dormant Beauty suggests a nostalgia and a veneer of social importance that the filmmaker shrewdly belies throughout."
‑ Chris Cabin, House Next Door
"A refreshingly mature, non-adversarial take on its subject."
‑ Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
"The pitiful stories that satellite this main strand drag the film down to the level of daytime soap opera."
‑ Jamie Dunn, The Skinny
More reviews for Dormant Beauty on Rotten Tomatoes