Quick Movie Reviews
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/02/2019
So mesmerizing, captivating, and moving that it's almost magical, "Cinema Paradiso" will make you cry with how good it is.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/15/2012
This is a beautiful and nostalgic coming-of-age film that will especially appeal to cinephiles, as it is all about the discovery of art and cinema. The cinematography itself is fantastic and, especially, the score is haunting and fitting for the more poignant and touching scenes of the film.
donkeyknight - wrote on 05/01/2011
Another amazing score by Morricone that sweeps you away at the conclusion of the film. It depicts the powerful impact a paternal influence can have and reminds us not to cut out the moments of love from our life, even though they may be painful. Il Postino and Cinema Paradiso share several similar elements, but I feel ll Postino's love letter to poetry is more convincing than Paradiso's tribute to movies. In my opinion, this movie is a little overrated.
pixienerd487 - wrote on 04/20/2009
A true movie for movie buffs, has a whimsical quality to it without degrading the emotion of the film. Also has a beautiful score by Ennio Morricone, that alone makes it worth a viewing!
Allison - wrote on 03/18/2008
One of my very favorite films that evokes every emotion in the book.
Michael - wrote on 09/11/2007
Maybe the greatest movie ever made, certainly the greatest movie about the movies ever made.
Alex - wrote on 12/30/2006
I fell asleep after an hour, but the whole time I wanted to watch something else. Maybe next time it will be watchable....if there is a next time.