Viva la libertÓ
Viva la libertÓ (2014)

In this elegant and chilling story about world politics, the great Toni Servillo defies expectations playing two roles, imbuing each character with brilliant nuance and astonishing attention to detail. In the first, he personifies political… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 7, 2014
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

[A] stuck-in-neutral feature, which combines a vague commentary on Italian politics with a vague portrayal of middle-aged awakening.

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Jeff Baker

This set-up could be played as farce or satire or some pleasing combination of the two, but writer-director Roberto Ando, adapting his novel for the screen, chooses a formal, arm's length approach.

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Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

Haunting, surprising in its humor and beautifully served by the twin performances of Servillo.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

Wobbles between being wispily suggestive of finer existential meaning and generational commentary, and being basically a handsomely dressed-up "Dave" for post-Berlusconi Italy.

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Kent Turner

For a story that is rooted in the here and now, it breaks free of the insular, becoming a light-footed fellow traveler with Ivan Reitman's optimistic Dave (1993), without a heavy or the shtick.

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Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

Entertaining if cerebral fable will appeal to fans of Italian cinema but otherwise struggle to find an audience.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

Politicians-replaced-by-doppelgńngers has long been a favorite comedy movie device - yet never has it been employed for more torturous faux-funny business than in Viva la LibertÓ.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A smart, refreshingly whimsical and witty political satire that boasts winning performances by Toni Servillo in dual roles. It might as well be called Politics Italian-Style.

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Harvey S. Karten

This parody of Italian politics did not travel well across the Atlantic. I'll stick to the likes of "Thank You for Smoking" and "Dave."

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Walter M.
In "Viva la Liberta," Enrico(Toni Servillo) is in a bit of a rut lately. Not only are his poll numbers as leader of the left in Italy way down but to… More