My Voyage to Italy
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A journey through Italian movie history, from its origins through to the 1970s. At once an informative introduction to Italian cinema, a tribute to some of its greatest films and filmmakers, and an autobiography: through a passionate look at these movies that have affected him so deeply throughout the years, director Scorsese also examines his own formation as a filmmaker and as a person.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Directed, co- written and narrated by Scorsese, it's a deeply personal love letter to Italian cinema -- to his family, to the power of film to illuminate and change our lives."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"Will forever change and deepen the way you look at cinema."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Scorsese's documentary becomes less a clip show and more a private diary about exploring his Italian heritage and widening our horizons through world film."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Along with providing perceptive insights, Scorsese speaks about the personal influences Italian films have had on him throughout his life, making this Voyage particularly fascinating."
‑ Ed Scheid, Boxoffice Magazine
"A thrilling trip through six decades of seminal, great and near-great Italian films so dear to the celebrated Sicilian-American filmmaker."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"All film epochs in other cultures should be so lucky to receive such a celebration."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"A don't miss one for so-called film buffs."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"If you have any interest in classic Italian films, you'll be in heaven."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Its passion is contagious enough to allow you to ignore the film's omissions."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"From the neo-realism of De Sica to the circus surrealism of Fellini to the glacially paced whatever-ism of Antonioni -- it's all here."
‑ , E! Online
"Firmly establishes the brilliant filmmaker as invaluable an educator as he is a director."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Scorsese's exuberance as a die-hard movie buff is, as always, positively infectious."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"If you consider yourself a film buff, you owe it to yourself to check out this work of art."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Leave it to Martin Scorsese to make a four-hour documentary on Italian cinema that doesn't feel like a glorified on-screen film studies course."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"I hope that every movie addict out there drags one unsuspecting friend to this documentary on Italian cinema, lovingly narrated by Martin Scorsese."
‑ Dave White, IFilm
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