Il Grido (The Cry)
Il Grido (The Cry) (1957)

Michelangelo Antonioni's grim tale of a man (Steve Cochran) who becomes a wanderer when he loses the woman he loves. Virginia: Dorian Gray. Irma: Alida Valli. Andreina: Lyn Shaw. Elvia: Betsy Blair. Rosina: Mirna Girardi. Edera:… More

Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Release Date: September 26, 2000
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A bleak and desolate film, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni with an eye to the emotive powers of the barren landscape.

Full review…
Keith Phipps
AV Club

If Antonioni's assuredness isn't yet in place, Il Grido remains a key transitional work, with remarkable photography, fluid camerawork, and a typically unforgettable finale ranking among its most notable virtues.

Full review…
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Steve Cochran gives a superb performance.

Full review…
Leslie Camhi
Village Voice

The camera's spare, stunning compositions and the tone of loss and disaffection anticipate Antonioni's later, brilliant explorations of bourgeois anomie.

Full review…
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The two American actors, Cochran and Blair, seem to lack any understanding of the director's methods and deliver the least satisfying performances to be found in any Antonioni film.

Full review…
Christopher Null

One of many duds from Michelangelo Antonioni.

Full review…
A.H. Weiler
New York Times

A fairly lucid story that puts no undue strain on a viewer's imagination or intellect.

Full review…
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Visually brilliant drama.

Full review…
Jeremiah Kipp

The beautifully desolate cinematography is rich in its gray color palette.

Full review…
More reviews for Il Grido (The Cry)

Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
Despairing and poetic. 'Loneliness is such a drag...'
Very gray and desolate. What I liked about this film was the strange glimmer of hope present throughout Aldo's journey despite such despair. The use of… More
Tobias Ximénez
Add a review (optional)...