Divorce Italian Style (Divorzio all'italiana)
Divorce Italian Style (Divorzio all'italiana) (1962)

Marcello Mastroianni wishes to end his marriage to his shrewish wife. While Italian Catholic law prohibits divorce, murder is only punishable by a short jail sentence if it was done to restore family honor. He plans to find his wife a lover… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 17, 1962
DVD Release Date: April 26, 2005
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Andrew O'Hehir

Years ahead of its time.

Bosley Crowther
New York Times

This is one of the funniest pictures the Italians have sent along.

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Loey Lockerby
Kansas City Star

If you're in the mood for a cynical, time-traveling Italian vacation, you couldn't do much better than this.

Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

[A] deeply amoral morality tale.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It remains a terrific entertainment, a European corollary to Preston Sturges.

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TV Guide

A brilliant comic performance from Mastroianni which has been compared to the deadpan style of Keaton.

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Variety Staff

Skillfully written, with a penetrating, almost brutal glimpse of Sicily and its antiquated way of life, it has been directed by Pietro Germi with lagless pace and consistent incisiveness, evoking constant chuckles rather than isolated guffaws.

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Emanuel Levy

Mastroianni, who was Oscar-nominated, truly shines in this wildly funny, darkly humorous Italian comedy, which was a huge international hit.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Wickedly funny black comedy satirizes Italy's antiquated institutions.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Well got to admit, I fell asleep in the last half hour and only just caught the ending - but it was because it was late and I was tired, not because this was… More
Michael S
One of Mastroianni's best performances, and a new favorite of mine. Dark Comedy at it's finest.
Aj V
This movie is really hilarious, and Mastroianni gives a perfect performance. The story is good, this movie is a great dark comedy, and I love it. They later… More
Lanning : )
Mastroianni execising his comedic muscles. A very funny film about the decline and fall of the Italian aristocracy, including murder, incest, revenge,… More
Ken Stachnik
Great great dark comedy from Germi. Marcello Mastroianni gives a jaw dropping performance
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Divorce, Italian Style," Ferdinando(Marcello Mastroianni) is a 37-year old baron of a once noble household, now impoverished… More