Trapeze (1956)

In this drama, Burt Lancaster plays a crippled acrobat, disabled after attempting to perform a dangerous maneuver. Tony Curtis plays an aspiring aerialist who coerces Lancaster into teaching him the trade. The friendship between Lancaster… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 30, 1956
DVD Release Date: November 17, 2009
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Enjoyable trash: Carol Reed's circus melodrama is one of his most commercially successful but artistically weakest film; there's more erotic tension between Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis than between either man and love interest Gina Lillobrigida.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Boas atuações de Lancaster e Curtis (além de Lollobrigida, detestável em boa parte do filme) e ótimas cenas no trapézio. O final é um pouco decepcionante, mas, no geral, o filme prende e é bem realizado.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Tacky circus thriller and overwrought love triangle melodrama.

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Daniel M. Kimmel
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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Lancaster and Curtis team up in Paris to try and attempt the very difficult triple somersault on the trapeze AND Gina Lollobrigida. It's circus life… More
Barry Lappin
Lancaster was a great actor and the stunts he did himself were unbeleivable by todays hollywood actors. Great movie of love, life and swinging through the air… More
Keith Munley
Burt in the circus?!?!....I'm there.