Fellini's Roma
Fellini's Roma (1972)

Fellini's Roma is a virtually plotless autobiographical tribute to Rome, Italy, featuring narration by Fellini himself and a mixture of real-life footage and fictional set pieces. It flows from episode to episode, beginning with the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 15, 1972
DVD Release Date: April 10, 2001
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

The city that Federico Fellini explores for almost two hours bears little resemblance to the real Rome.

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Fernando F. Croce

Eternal City fugue

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

I'm pretty mixed over this film. It never did much for me, but I've never hated it, either. You either love Fellini, or you hate him. I guess I'm that weird anomaly that doesn't care.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Fellini isn't just giving us a lot of flashy scenes, he's building a narrative that has a city for its protagonist instead of a single character.

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TV Guide

Roma, a confounding and confused semi-documentary, tried the patience of even the most devoted Fellini fans.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Fellini is as firmly associated with Rome as Julius Caesar.

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Emanuel Levy

A semi-docu, Fellini's Roma is as much about the eccentric director as it is about this endlessly fascinating city

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

What Fellini can't give us, is what's not in him--a true sense of the political and the art.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Fellini continues to experiment with the limits of structure and language after his previous films, this time to take a sharp, episodic and humorous look at the… More
Tim Sigur
Really fascinating film from Fellini. One day I'll make a movie about the place where I was born: Atlantis!
Red Lats
I don't understand what everyone sees in this film. Maybe I'm too much of a pragmatist, but a plotless, lousy filmed, self indulgent movie seems a… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic][color=green]"Fellini's Roma" is Federico Fellini's enjoyable tribiute to the city he loved in his own inimicable… More
El Hombre Invisible
Can become a bit tiresome but cannot be judged from the point of view of plot and acting. It's a personal celebration of what the city of Rome means to the… More
Alex Figueroba
Surreal and funny (= felinesque), but the cinematography is awful, and that is a very important aspect in Fellini's cinema.