Fellini - Satyricon (The Degenerates)
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

Available Online

Buy & Rent
- Rent SD $2.99
- Rent HD $3.99
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Federico Fellini presents an incredible fresco-like vision of Rome's social structure 2,000 years ago in which survival and pleasure were man's sole motivating forces."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Those who don't weaken and bolt for the door experience a one-of-a-kind visual adventure they are unlikely to forget."
‑ Louis B. Parks, Houston Chronicle
"True, the various strands are never bound together, but with material this sumptuous it really doesn't matter."
‑ Jon Fortgang, Film4
"Hedonistic buffet"
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"The film is either a celebration of depravity or a warning against Godlessness, though no one knows which and Fellini doesn't bother to make the distinction himself."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A shallow, hypocritical film, without a glimmer of genuine creativity."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"It is a surreal epic that, I confidently believe, will outlive all its interpretations."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"The odd thing is that the excess seems visual and mythical rather than really sexual."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Visually stunning and sensationalistic."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"an expansive, epic, dream-like mess of a movie"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Fellini's characteristic delirium is in fact anchored in a precise, psychological schema: under the matrix of bisexuality, he explores the complexes of castration, impotence, paranoia and libidinal release."
‑ , Time Out
"It is so much more ambitious and audacious than most of what we see today that simply as a reckless gesture, it shames these timid times. Films like this are a reminder of how machine-made and limited recent product has become."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Fellini received a well deserved Oscar nomination for this bizarre, wildly flamboyant but plotless spectacle, inspired by the firt century author Petronius, flaunting glorious production values."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Felliini's ancient Roman tale with a modern message is as cynical and bleak as its images are startling and original."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
More reviews for Fellini - Satyricon (The Degenerates) on Rotten Tomatoes