Roma (Fellini's Roma)
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Fellini's Roma is a virtually plotless autobiographical tribute to Rome, Italy, featuring narration by Fellini himself and a mixture of real-life footage and fictional set pieces. It flows from episode to episode, beginning with the director's early years arriving in Rome in 1931 during the time of Mussolini. Played by Stefano Mayore as a child, he visits the city with classmates and becomes infatuated. Played by Peter Gonzales at age 18, the young Fellini moves in to a tenement building and explores the wild characters living in neighborhood. The events that follow switch between the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

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"The city that Federico Fellini explores for almost two hours bears little resemblance to the real Rome."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Eternal City fugue"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"I'm pretty mixed over this film. It never did much for me, but I've never hated it, either. You either love Fellini, or you hate him. I guess I'm that weird anomaly that doesn't care."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Fellini isn't just giving us a lot of flashy scenes, he's building a narrative that has a city for its protagonist instead of a single character."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Roma, a confounding and confused semi-documentary, tried the patience of even the most devoted Fellini fans."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Fellini is as firmly associated with Rome as Julius Caesar."
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"A semi-docu, Fellini's Roma is as much about the eccentric director as it is about this endlessly fascinating city"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"What Fellini can't give us, is what's not in him--a true sense of the political and the art."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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