Fellini: I'm a Born Liar
Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (2003)

Federico Fellini was one of the leading figures of the international cinema in the 1960s, whose dreamlike images and indelible characters made La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, and Juliet of the Spirits among the most acclaimed films of that era.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 11, 2003
DVD Release Date: December 2, 2003
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Fellini came close to painting his thoughts directly onto the screen. Born Liar honors this approach by putting lyricism ahead of clarity. You get the feeling that the maestro would appreciate the results.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

It goes in circles and wears out its welcome, except for the most hard-core enthusiasts.

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James Verniere
Boston Herald

A strange beast, but one lifelong Fellini fans will find irresistible.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Pettigrew's movie functions nicely as a posthumous couch trip, with Fellini explaining the soulful puppetry of his art without pulling the curtain up far enough to let you catch him pulling the strings.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

If you know little about Fellini, this is not the place to start. Begin with the films.

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Greg Muskewitz

Little appears to be filmed for the movie itself, or at least within the last decade, and the caliber tends to be less than a Bravo profile.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

A disappointment, not to mention a squandered opportunity.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

The film, for all its frustrating qualities, does bring us closer to this intriguing, seductive and admittedly devious artist.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Invaluable for Fellini fans.

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This documentary is not for the uninitiated Fellini viewer. If you want to understand the ultimate puppet-master, it's best to view his films for… More