Pinocchio
Pinocchio (2002)

Academy Award-winner Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children's tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio. In his usual fashion, Benigni directs and stars, this time as the little puppet boy made out… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: July 15, 2003
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Consensus: Roberto Benigni misfires wildly with this adaptation of Pinocchio, and the result is an unfunny, poorly-made, creepy vanity project.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The recut American version is truly awful, but a good 75 percent of the awfulness is attributable to Miramax, the film's distributor.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

I can't say this enough: This movie is about an adult male dressed in pink jammies.

Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Live-action dubbed puppet story is creepy and lacks humor.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

What can one say about a balding 50-year-old actor playing an innocent boy carved from a log?

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Instead of hiding Pinocchio from critics, Miramax should have hidden it from everyone.

Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Head-slapping, what-the-f*ck-is-this-for-real? trippiness.

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Mark Peranson
Village Voice

What remains is a variant of the nincompoop Benigni persona, here a more annoying, though less angry version of the irresponsible Sandlerian manchild, undercut by the voice of the star of Road Trip.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

An epic turkey, in a league with this year's Swept Away, that must be seen to be believed.

Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Like Robin Williams on speed, [Roberto Benigni] darts about the screen showing less restraint than a shark in blood-stained water.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Criative, strong and the best Pinocchio film that I ver saw.
Sunil Jawahir
Ew. This movie sucked in Italian and the dubbing on the English version was horrible!
Lafe Fredbjornson
Gosh, what a piece of pretentious guffaw-inducing celluloid. Benigni doesn't fit the Pinocchio role well. He's not cute or funny - he's a bit of… More
MJS MJS
This is not the Disney movie, but rather the 2002 Italian version made by Roberto Benigni. This was savaged in its initial run because of the daft decision to… More