I'm Not Scared (Io non ho paura)
I'm Not Scared (Io non ho paura) (2003)

Gabriele Salvatores' kidnapping drama lo Non Ho Paura (I'm Not Scared) is about a boy dealing with issues he cannot quite comprehend. While playing outside one day, nine-year-old Michele (Giuseppe Cristiano) discovers Filippo… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 14, 2003
DVD Release Date: October 19, 2004
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A well-acted and thrilling coming-of-age tale that captures a child awakening to the frightening world of adults.

David Denby
New Yorker

A lyrical throwback to such movies as René Clément's Forbidden Games (1952) and other works of the humanist European cinema of a half century ago.

Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

An accomplished and evocative thriller from Italy.

Cole Smithey

"I'm Not Scared" suffers from ill-conceived staging and sluggish pacing. The film's theme that altruism and ignorance are punished is a careless postulate drawn from a kidnapping spree in Italy during the late '70s.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

The director reminds us that not all films require a breakneck pace or ridiculous twists to be effective.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

An Italian drama that restores the overused phrase 'loss of innocence' to something meaningful and memorable.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Delicado em seu retrato da infância, peca apenas pela conclusão frouxa, quando o próprio filme torna-se infantil.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

The performances are all terrific. Each one suggests an entire story that we can only glimpse.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

A good story told with energy and efficiency.

Boyd van Hoeij

Harmoniously blends elements of a coming-of-age story, a crime drama and a mystery together in something of astonishing power and scope.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
Well i'm shocked as to how well liked it is. I found it to be an unexciting, predictable movie start to finish! I wouldnt watchit or recommend it!
Stella Dallas
a good thriller from a child's eye view. great performances by the kids.
Randy Tippy
Part suspenseful thriller and part coming-of-age drama, <i>I'm Not Scared</i> is a minor masterpiece of film making from director Gabriele… More
Lady D'arbanville
Slow moving in parts, but still kept my interest throughout. A fresh perspective for this type of story and one that told through the eyes of a child. To… More
Stephen M
This magical Italian rite of passage movie manages to do some difficult things very well but is less successful when bogged down with the demands of… More
Luke Baldock
A beautifully shot and highly engaging thriller. The mystery that surrounds the first act is enticing and the conclusion doesn't dissapoint. All… More