General della Rovere (Il generale Della Rovere)
General della Rovere (Il generale Della Rovere) (1959)

In General Della Rovere, a black market criminal (Vittorio DeSica) is arrested by the Nazis, who forces him to impersonate a recently executed Italian general in hopes that he will direct them to the leader of the Resistance. DeSica, who… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1959
DVD Release Date: March 31, 2009
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Bourne
Film.com

Although the film's second half tends to drift toward the stagy and sermonic, Bardone's transformation from a petty chameleon-charlatan to the moral hero and man of conscience is moving and potent, in no small way thanks to De Sica's carefully modulated p

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

A fascinating crossroads in Rossellini's career.

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Mike D'Angelo
The Dissolve

Rosselini enlivens a fundamentally stagebound, potentially schematic tale of personal redemption with attention to detail so painstaking, it threatens to bury the narrative.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's too contrived to be as good as Rossellini's WW II films from the 1940s, but it has its own unique power in chillingly capturing the collective horror of fascism at work.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In "General Della Rovere," Colonel Grimaldi(Vittorio De Sica), retired, makes his first appearance just after curfew ends in occupied Genoa at 6:00 am… More