Stazione Termini (Terminal Station) (Indiscretion of an American Wife)
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Stazione Termini (Terminal Station) (Indiscretion of an American Wife)
Legendary producer David O. Selznick teamed with Italian neorealist Vittorio De Sica (The Bicycle Thief) to bring audiences this heartfelt romantic drama concerning the pain of lost love and the difficulty of saying goodbye. When a beautiful but married American woman, Mary Forbes (Jennifer Jones), meets a handsome Italian, Giovanni Doria (Montgomery Clift), while on holiday in Rome, their forbidden affair soon develops into something more for the lovelorn Giovanni. As Mary bids her heartbroken lover farewell at the train station, Giovanni cannot repress his true feelings and begs her to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The boredom is surprisingly unrelieved."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"The filmmakers must have been trying to create another Brief Encounter (the railway station, the impossible love, etc) but missed by a mile and a half."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The film succeeds when focusing on small moments, gestures, etc. But De Sica can't resist loading the film up to make it feel more significant than it really is."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Most striking is the chemistry between the leading actors"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"The stars give the drama a real pro try and the professional standards of delivery are high, even though the character interpretations will not be liked by all."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Bowdlerized or not, the aching pathos of two aging ingénues huddled over a restaurant table and pouring over their mutual fragility remains intact"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Vittorio De Sica's Terminal Station gets a DVD release with it's more widely known cut version, Indiscretion of an American Wife."
‑ Dan Callahan, ToxicUniverse.com
"De Sica's film wants to be Brief Encounter but lacks the necessary emotion, emerging instead as merely a pale imitation."
‑ , Film4
"It has a raw truth about it that is still deeply moving."
‑ Tony Sloman, Radio Times
"Vacuous melodrama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"I'd be hard-pressed to name two actors with less obvious chemistry together."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com