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Incredible! I can't believe I only watched it this year! Very touching with a bitter sweet ending. Amazing what a father would do for his son. Too bad it's not based on a true story, I thought it was at first. Well I will never forget "principessa".
|10/10||so-sweet13@ - 41 reviews|
9.3.2013 - age: 13-17
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"Life is beautiful" is a drama movie. It's about the Holocaust. At his birthday, Giosue, a little italian boy are arrested by the Nazis (they are jewish) To protect his son from the ugliness of the world, he will make him believe that all this misfortune is just a game... My favourite character is Giosue. His joy and his naïvety made me moved. Every character had a beautiful personality. I appreciated the music too, because it reflected very well the character's feelings. Roberto Benigni (the father) and his wife (the mother) are very nices in this roles. In my opinion, this movie deserves three stars. I don't know the score of critics evaluation. I recommend this movie to the dram's amateurs.
|8/10||trudelz@ - first review|
8.1.2013 - age: 13-17
Such a heart warming beautiful movie. Sad at the beginning though.
|9/10||jgluo@ - 32 reviews|
22.11.2012 - age: 36-49
This is what I call a masterpiece. I was lucky enough to see it while it was in theatres, before the great hype. I had no idea what I was in for and it was one of the most memorable moments walking out of a cinema I have experienced.
|10/10||jfmontreal@ - 94 reviews|
19.8.2008 - age: 26-35
I had to watch it in school and it ruld.
|10/10||michaylo@ - first review|
8.2.2008 - age: 13-17
It was BEAUTIFUL I loved it... It was straight from the heart and touched mine deeply. It also made me think of the holocaust and life overall differently.
|10/10||destinych91@ - first review|
21.5.2007 - age: 13-17
C'est un film que j'ai adorer parce que je suis un garçon très sensible.
|10/10||coolsebas24@ - first review|
18.4.2007 - age: 13-17
This was truly one of the greatest movies I've ever seen! It captures the true meaning of life, love, family and humor. Overcoming an incredible horror to save the life of your child with humor!
|10/10||hankanddonna@ - first review|
3.4.2006 - age: 26-35
Well, what can I say? It's an excellent movie, funny and dramatic at the same time. The humour part is a little bit stupid but still can makes you laugh and the dramatic part makes you feel bad. It has a profound meaning. I'm touched by all the dad did to make his son believe he's going to win the first price. Really, watch it and you won't regret it.
|10/10||i_look_so_beautiful@ - 3 reviews|
14.1.2005 - age: 13-17
Are you a little sad? This movie will make you VERY happy to be alive... a masterpiece!
|10/10||peter@ - 20 reviews|
25.12.2004 - age: 36-49
This movie is beautifull in every aspect!
|10/10||joblagdon@ - 240 reviews|
19.11.2004 - age: 36-49
"Life is Beautiful" is my favorite movie of all time. I love how it inspires and encourages you to see the best in all times. If you still haven't seen this motion picture, you should go see it right now!
|10/10||swingwith60@ - 4 reviews|
22.8.2004 - age: 13-17
This is my all time favourite movie - it shows that happiness can be created from within regardless of one's environment. It demonstrates the strenght of the human spirit.
|10/10||llwalker@ - first review|
16.5.2004 - age: 26-35
This movie was amazing! Very touching and I really felt how sad the father was and how he had to think of these games on the spot. I must to see!
|10/10||spamer31@ - first review|
14.4.2004 - age: 13-17
This movie is just fantastic just as "Schindlers List" was, it touches your heart but it also shows the strenght of a human to make a lighterside in life in darktimes..
|10/10||badgirlto@ - first review|
30.1.2004 - age: 36-49
This was absolutely the best comedy I've seen about the Holocaust. I will mention that I studied Italian film and I got in an argument with my professor who hated this film because it was a comedy. I believe that it is not only funny, but exemplifies a general truth about the Holocaust (anti-semetism, violence, concentration camps.. etc.) It is obviously inaccurate in many historical respects. If you don't mind doing some reading then you absolutely must go see this film and get a great laugh.
|10/10||jeffb_jeffb@ - 3 reviews|
17.12.2003 - age: 18-25
There are two versions. English and Italian. You MUST see the Italian one with the subtitles. It gives more impact. Great story and very powerful. A bit complex for children. It has become my favorite movie of all time!
|10/10||pamela_munson@ - first review|
5.11.2003 - age: 26-35
The movie touched my soul. It emphasized the sacrifice of the parents for the happiness of their children.
|9/10||rallidem@ - first review|
22.9.2003 - age: 18-25
I loved Life is Beautiful! My only regret was that I waited so long to see it! It melted my heart. I was so touched by the writing and the acting, it was superb in every way!
|10/10||leesac27@ - first review|
15.9.2003 - age: 18-25
Incredible movie!!! Benigni is amazing, a wonderful actor. You have got to see this movie.
|10/10||chantal.belanger@ - 22 reviews|
25.4.2003 - age: 26-35
ANYONE who does not like this movie needs to be shot. THIS MOVIE is awesome. I've been studying the Holocaust since the 6th grade, I own over 40 books on it and over 10 movies on it and have seen more movies then that... and this movies portrays the hardships beautifully. Roberto did an OUTSTANDING job - it was an absolutely BREATHE TAKING movie! I could watch it over and over.
|10/10||principessaebrea@ - first review|
22.4.2003 - age: 18-25
This was agreat movie. It shows the sacrifice of a father for his dearest family. Worth watching.
|10/10||gosamreen@ - first review|
7.4.2003 - age: 18-25
This is a movie that conveys the true helplessnesss of parents whose children were forced to face the holocaust. It is a great movie that deserves praise and recognition.
|7/10||aminakhan2005@ - first review|
17.2.2003 - age: 13-17
I've never watched a movie that gives me such an emotional moment like this. I've been sad for a few days after watching this film! Well done, Roberto! I am not happy that I didn't know you until 2003!!
|10/10||spiderpearl@ - first review|
7.2.2003 - age: 18-25
I though this was an excellent movie. I really liked it and it got you to thinking about what the people had to go through during the Holocaust. This movie was very well put together. I would recomend it to anybody.
|10/10||totospot@ - 2 reviews|
6.1.2003 - age: 18-25
Incredible. Life truly is beautiful.
|10/10||ismene2478@ - 29 reviews|
3.1.2003 - age: 18-25
This movie took the place of my all time fav "gone with the wind'."life is beautiful" is the best movie of all time. It captures your heart and never lets go..
|10/10||christina.greenearth@ - first review|
2.11.2002 - age: 36-49
A desperate attempt in creating a highly dramatic movie. Since it's awards at the Oscars there is not more talk of this movie. It's already in the past and not remembered as anything out of the ordinary. Roberto Begnini is too dramatic in his expressions and, at least for me, it takes off the validity of his character development, it just seems somewhat too exagerated.
|1/10||ken__01@ - 6 reviews|
23.10.2002 - age: 26-35
WOW! This movie was so tastefully done! Incredible in every sense of the word. Great acting, great Characters, great story, very touching, realistic, suspenseful. Lovable.
|10/10||moviexaminer@ - 15 reviews|
26.6.2002 - age: 18-25
Roberto Benigni. What a master of emotions. What a life lesson. Now "That's Amore".
|10/10||thedevinehouse@ - 19 reviews|
1.6.2002 - age: 50+
Life is beautiful when we can enjoy movies of this standard! A movie that can make you laugh and cry at the same time, a piece of poetry Bravo Roberto!
|10/10||nadiaterrazzini@ - 4 reviews|
12.5.2002 - age: 26-35
|10/10||reikoazuma74@ - first review|
22.3.2002 - age: 26-35
This is probably the best movie ever produced. Great characters and wonderful subject matter.
|10/10||prinsclausrulez@ - first review|
22.1.2002 - age: 18-25
RENT IT. This movie is a great story, it's humourous and very sobering at times. Acting is A1. This is an Italian movie that is dubbed in English, but after 5 minutes, you won't even notice.
|10/10||dheath@ - 14 reviews|
18.1.2002 - age: 36-49
Life Is Beautiful fails because it doesn't show the real reality of the concentration camps.
|2/10||walidba@ - first review|
7.1.2002 - age: 18-25
Very moving film. The acting was superb and what a skill to bring comedey to an otherwise very sad story. This one is on my top 10 Best! I will never forget "buongiorno principessa".
|10/10||cookeyb@ - 32 reviews|
28.12.2001 - age: 50+
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Yes it was a beatuy!!!!! I love it but the father should not have been shot in the end ;. ( I'm crying!!! It's to sad.
|9/10||scumbuster13@ - first review|
22.11.2001 - age: 1-12
There were so many people upset with the fact that this is a movie made by an Italian comedian about the Holocaust. WRONG! It is an amazing movie. The setting is secondary. This could have taken place anywhere, the ghetto, Bosnia, Egypt, who cares! The point of this movie is to show you the relationship of a father and son and what the father does to protect his son. Truly a masterpiece in the same vein as Cinema Paradiso.
|10/10||rockobello@ - 17 reviews|
15.8.2001 - age: 26-35
It's my fauvorite film. I'm doing an English exam and I have to speak about something that I like and it must be interesting and my topic is going to be: LIFE IS BEAUTIFULL.
|10/10||leyremore@ - first review|
22.4.2001 - age: 13-17
The best dramatic film I have ever seen... I'm crying even as I remember it, and I haven't seen it in two years. In fact, I did not go to see ANY movie again for six months after seeing Life Is Beautiful... How do you tamper with perfection? Benigni has ALL the emotions and human conditions covered: comedy, pathos, romance, tragedy, history. He's a wiry little guy, not much to look at, but OH!, can he emote! I recommend EVERYTHING he has ever starred in, including the movies in which he had bit parts (including Down by Law). It will be many a year, if ever, for another movie to come along to knock this one out of its lofty place. GO SEE IT, dammit!
|10/10||rosemary@ - 22 reviews|
26.2.2001 - age: 36-49
The first time I saw the movie in a theatre. I loved it. The second time, I rented it recently on DVD. Some of my friends were not interested to read the subtitles, so we decided to watch the dubbed version in English. What a surprise! It's excellent in its translated version! English voices had Italian accent, and some phrases were kept in original Italian, so the movie didn't lose anything. Buongiorno principessa!
|10/10||misio@ - 27 reviews|
17.2.2001 - age: 26-35
Of course, in this case, the masses are right. This movie was fantastic. It took a horrible and (sorry to say) over-used topic in Hollywood (the Holocaust) and made it into a sad-happy, funny, gorgeous story. Throw in a cute little boy and you have a winner.
|10/10||elcougateau@ - 7 reviews|
17.1.2001 - age: 26-35
It had to take an italian right? It was just great. I did not want to go see it because I tought it was gonna be one of those foren movies. As soon as the movie started I laughed my head off, and then cried. It was just to good to be true.
|10/10||vmclear@ - 10 reviews|
29.11.2000 - age: 13-17
Life Is Beautiful, so is the film.
|9/10||zhengt@ - first review|
20.7.2000 - age: 26-35
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