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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Ethan's rating of the film General Della Rovere

    This is a brilliant war film expertly directed by Rossellini and beautifully acted by De Sica. It shows the lengths people will go through to help others even if they are not capable of doing so and then the ultimate consequence that people initially pay for their actions.

  2. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film General Della Rovere

  3. ermete polpette's rating of the film General Della Rovere

  4. Nick Potter's rating of the film General Della Rovere

    An interesting choice for my first Rossellini, I'm sure, but I was far too intrigued at the prospect of the great Vittorio De Sica in the lead role. His performance is both heartbreaking and bleak, and yet there is warmth to him. Truly remarkable war story.

  5. PJ's rating of the film General Della Rovere

  6. David R Williams's rating of the film General Della Rovere

    Ultimately, as powerful as any of his earlier war films. In its own quiet way, perhaps even more so.

  7. Joe Pryweller's rating of the film General Della Rovere

    A really offbeat World War II drama, even for Rossellini. The director eschews his signature neo-realism (think Open City) for artificial backdrops that allow him to tell his story of shifting alliances and redemption. He humanizes his characters -- not only De Sica's grifter but also the German colonel who shows war-weary empathy. The only fault: The ending, while grisly, is a bit jingoistic.

  8. Gryphonix's rating of the film General Della Rovere

    If the cinematography is more formal than usual for Rossellini, it works well with the gravity provided by De Sica's performance. The effect is ceremonial, as though we're watching a great Shakespearian tragedy.

  9. Lorna Singh's rating of the film General Della Rovere

    A masterpiece from Roberto Rossellini. Trying to survive the German Occupation Of Italy -1943-1945. Vittorio De Sica is brilliant as a flawed character who pulls himself up due to the expectations of others.

  10. Max Seqgar's rating of the film General Della Rovere

    15 years after the allied victory over fascist Italy seemed proper time to do some justice with this masterpiece! Sadly now the allies are the invaders and we are to face a complex dejavu.

  11. dAlton Anthony's rating of the film General Della Rovere

    De Sica is, as always, magnetic. Rossellini is, as always, sublime. Another beautiful exposition by Europe's post-war generation. This is a straight forward character study that pits brutality against frailty, principle against the raw will to survive. We can only hope that one day our artists will examine the post-911 world with such sensitivity.

  12. Honeychurch's rating of the film General Della Rovere

    Fantastico. Though i have to agree with the MUBI article that said it features "one of the worst rear projection sequences ever committed to celluloid". I gasped and actually wondered if it was a joke.. But I did love the movie.. recommended.

  13. jordi torrent's rating of the film General Della Rovere

  14. Ben Loory's rating of the film General Della Rovere

    a little slow and a little obvious, but beautifully shot and packs a punch

  15. Eric Adkins's rating of the film General Della Rovere

    I had seen this before, but forgot how perfect De Sica performs for Rossellini. This is both their subject matter in terms of human psyche reconstruction and an important Italian film to witness... Even today. Amazing locations, set design and filmed capture. Italian extras play well, as usual, with the actors... A trait that started a decade earlier with neo-realism. These masters still had it in their blood.

  16. Hockley Cinema's rating of the film General Della Rovere

    Engrossing WWII intrigue.....it almost seemed like two entirely disparate films: pre- and post-capture. Rossellini allows the viewer to gradually witness the protagonist's ethical and spiritual awakening. Riveting stuff !!

  17. Wee Hunk's rating of the film General Della Rovere

    The problem with these World War 2 films is the Nazis. There's just no grey with them. Their purpose is to allow people to be courageous in defiance of them. I don't know if he was a coward as much as he was a con man. Of course it's a perfect role for a director to play because they pretty much have to be con-men to get their films made.

  18. A-H-H-H's rating of the film General Della Rovere

    Outstanding. Some have greatness thrust upon them.

  19. Paolo Simeone's rating of the film General Della Rovere

    "Bisognava stare da una parte o dall'altra". Enorme.

  20. Algitya's rating of the film General Della Rovere

    "No , no "Vittorio" , i'm 'Victory' ! " What a quote. :)

  21. CafeGradiva's rating of the film General Della Rovere

  22. Hector Camero's rating of the film General Della Rovere

    Great acting by De Sica. You must fall in love with him whether he cheats, tries his luck, kisses germans shoes, and simply, with the way he moves in order to survive. Rossellini makes himself invisible, letting his characters speak for themselves, so you find the people who asks for their brothers and fathers simply heartbreaking. Maybe not the ultimate italian film, but one which tries the most extreme dilemmas.

  23. margherita's rating of the film General Della Rovere

    In combutta con un ufficiale tedesco, Emanuele Bardone estorce denaro ai familiari dei detenuti politici, in cambio della promessa di una favorevole soluzione dei loro casi. Con tale ignobile attività si procura il denaro per le donne e il gioco d'azzardo. Finché, una delle persone ingannate, (una donna venuta a sapere che il marito è già stato ucciso) lo denuncia alle autorità naziste.