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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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Servillo charms in his dual turn, then takes it up a notch when one brother shows off his childhood knack for impersonating his look-alike.

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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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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

This here is a slightly sweet, slightly sour tale of brotherly love. Emphasis on 'slight.'

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

An ingenious blend of high drama and surprising whimsy.

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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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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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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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Anita Katz
San Francisco Examiner

In all, this film fares so-so. Sometimes, it's a mildly amusing diversion; sometimes, it's cold spaghetti.

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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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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