L'intrepido (2015)

Set in modern day Milan, INTREPIDO: A LONELY HERO is a Chaplinesque odyssey through the world of work - every type of work, but primarily unskilled manual labour - as seen through the eyes of a kind, middle-aged man who takes on every… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 8, 2015
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Whether director Gianni Amelio is aiming for emotional effect or social commentary, his fuzzy detours into melodrama land well off the mark.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

If fuzzy thematic thrust doesn't bug you ... the essence of Albanese as a shrugging everyman for post-debt-crisis Europe may be its own reward.

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Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

L'intrepido reveals the same strengths and weaknesses as his work two decades ago-an appealing sincerity and social awareness, dogged by a mile-wide sentimental streak.

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Michael J. Agovino
The New Republic

After a more-or-less ten-year absence from Italy and its concerns, Amelio has returned to reflect on the damage caused by the repeated concussions of the Berlusconi era.

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Jay Weissberg

The idea of an outwardly content Everyman acting as a temporary worker in hundreds of different jobs is an appealing one, yet Amelio can't sustain the concept, and characters meant to deepen themes wind up unsatisfactorily cluttering things up.

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Dan Fainaru
Screen International

More concerned with re-enforcing its arguments than using them to move ahead, the film, just like its hero, seems quite pleased to stay in one place all through.

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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

Digressions involving suicide, child abuse, immigration and unions muddy the film's meaning rather than illuminate it.

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Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter

One waits uneasily for the story to turn dark, but instead the film just runs out of energy in its second half.

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Clayton Dillard
Slant Magazine

Gianni Amelio bogs down into a family drama that's neither supplementary to the film's initial quest or a fulfilling substitute.

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One of a marvellous crop of Italian films issuing over the last year or so, in which the Italian instinct, nous and knowledge of the human being are woven… More