Boccaccio '70
Boccaccio '70 (1962)

Inspired by The Decameron, this is a series of three slice-of-life stories revolving around the sex games of the middle class. The first, directed by Federico Fellini, is entitled "The Temptation of Dr. Antonio." The second,… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 26, 1962
DVD Release Date: April 26, 2005
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

De Sica and Monicelli went for broader, more traditional comedic effect -- less pretentious, but perhaps inevitably in this company, less memorable.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Like most anthology films, it has its ups and downs, though the ups generally outweigh the downs.

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An Italian portmanteau movie that sees three tales about the attraction and power of women.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

It has glamour, sophistication, color, wit and sensuality (not necessarily in that order), all of which blend very well in the enveloping air of a facility that is to be devoted to the showing of sophisticated films.

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TV Guide

Contrived and spotty.

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Sarah Boslaugh

...wonderful little time capsules of Italy in the early '60s [which] offer a look at different aspects of love and lust,

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Bill Gibron

All inferences to the famous poet aside, Boccaccio '70 is a celebration of the opposite sex, a foursome of testaments to the undying connection between women and life.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
These four segments by four auteurs are pure comic delight!
Michael S
Enticing film from the Italian Masters.
Robert Brogan
Boccaccio 70 is light Italian comedy / drama. The short films are entertaining and the women are good-looking. While these films are not among the greatest of… More