Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Rocco and His Brothers)
Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Rocco and His Brothers) (1960)

A violent story of murder, rape and cruelty starts when an Italian family travels to Milan to begin a new life. Rocco (Alain Delon) and his brother Simone (Renato Salvatori) both fall for a local prostitute. Rocco gives her up, but Simone… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 24, 2005
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bosley Crowther
New York Times

There is in this strong and surging drama of an Italian peasant family's shattering fate in the face of the brutalizing forces of unfamiliar modern city life a kind of emotional fullness and revelation that one finds in the great tragedies of the Greeks.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Turgid, overwrought, yet still profoundly affecting.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Powerful neorealist melodrama.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Neither neo-realist nor particularly artsy, Rocco might make for a fat, satisfying beach-read of a movie if only it weren't so convinced of its own magnitude.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

What you end up with is more an entertaining, overheated mish-mash than a great classic.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Apesar de ser mais longo do que deveria e de se entregar ao melodrama ocasional, o filme praticamente se transforma em um épico familiar e conta com performances enérgicas e inesquecíveis (especialmente de Salvatori e Girardot).

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A richly textured drama, resoundingly alive with characters.

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Emanuel Levy

One of Visconti's and Italian cinema's masterpieces

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Nick Barbaro
Austin Chronicle

Visconti returns to Milan, the city of his birth, in this story about the politics of class involved in the move to the big city of a family of impoverished southerners.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
Beautiful, brilliant, and brutal! A universal tale of man and his environment. This film can be viewed as a social commentary of Southern versus Northern Italy… More
Eric Broome
Luchino Visconti's "Rocco and His Brothers" is classified as neo-realism but, given a director known for opulent period epics like "The… More
Stella Dallas
the melodramatic tale of a close-knit family's move from the rural south to the big northern city of milan, where everything gets complicated. once again… More
Laura Cameron
This film examines family loyalties, industrialization of cities and the struggle to better one's self amid this economic surge. Rocco has 3 other… More
Elvira B
Rocco and his Brothers probably has some sort of socialist hidden meaning, I'm sure of it. But since I didn't see it, I'm writing from my point… More
Lauren Donis
For the most part, I found it boring. As Alain Delon has made his way from not existing one day, to my favourite actor the next, I loved him in it. It was quite… More