Italian Studies

critic Reviews

, 39% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Vanessa Kirby is always a magnetic screen presence, but Italian Studies is too disjointed and superficial to take advantage of her talents.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I don't really know what they're aiming for here... There needs to be a point to why we're telling this particular story in this particular way.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    It's only 81 minutes long but feels like an eternity or two.
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    Glenn KennyNew York Times
    Its idea of time is multidimensional, as is its idea of form.
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    Guy LodgeVariety
    Adam Leon's brief, stylish film never fully unpacks its intriguing premise, but gains feeling and texture from Kirby's performance as a writer in a dissociative fugue.
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    David FearRolling Stone
    For a long stretch, Italian Studies turns this trip down memory-loss lane into a low-wattage livewire, an unpredictable stroll into the unknown.
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    Carlos AguilarRogerEbert.com
    Mildly auspicious if ultimately disappointing.
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    David GonzalezReel Talk Inc.
    Ultimately, Italian Studies leaves the door between the real and the fictional world wide open. Its spontaneity makes the film, not the worst, but the most disappointing film of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
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    Dan BayerNext Best Picture
    An indulgent, dreamy doodle of a film that chases its own tail for most of its 80 minutes before deciding to wrap itself up in a neat little bow and end.
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    Joel CoplingSpectrum Culture
    It seems as if Leon began with a genuinely thoughtful movie and pared it down to the barest essentials though not the essential elements to tell a story.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    The acting is quite good on the part of the lead actress.
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