Pasqualino Settebellezze (Seven Beauties)
Pasqualino Settebellezze (Seven Beauties) (1975)

Pasqaulino has seven do-nothing sisters and a wife. As a Neapolitan gangster, he experienced no radical change in his situation as a result of WWII; it merely offered him expanded opportunities. As the war draws to a close, he is concerned… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: October 6, 1998
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
91%
Flixster
User Score
90%


Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

You can't take your eyes of Giancarlo Giannini who sells the film better than it sells itself.

Full review…
Bill Gibron
DVDTalk.com

With final words that are both exhilarating and sad, and [a]...message that maligns wars of all types...Wertmüller has crafted a political protest out of the tenets of tragedy

Full review…
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The film is a bleakly funny, beautifully made and deeply disturbing work.

Full review…
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Nominated for five Oscars, "Seven Beauties" remains a singular example of women's cinema grappling with the tattered shreds of war to get at otherwise unspoken truths.

Full review…
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

technically flawless

Full review…
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Lina Wertmuller's audacious art-house hit is at once ruthless, sadistic and cynical -- it's also very funny, using its black comedy trappings to unearth laughs where none should exist.

Full review…
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Lina Wertmuller became the first woman ever to be nominated for Best Director for this powerful, if controversial Itakian film, nominated for the foreign language Oscar.

Full review…

Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
What would you be willing to do to ensure your survival? Would you sacrifice your honor, your body, your soul? Would you murder? Is moral ambiguity permissable… More
John Ballantine
No doubt this was an inspiration for black comedies depicting the war in later decades. The two leads are absolutely hilarious in their mishaps in the midst of… More
Andrew Fillmore
Though the film gets sort of laborious, I appreciated <i>Seven Beauties</i> for constantly taking risks. It's worth it to check the movie out.