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  1. El Biffo's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

    Fairly preposterous story with optimism even more saccharine than a Capra picture. But I will watch ANY Post-War Italian Cinema! In fact, I like almost all Italian Cinema. Bonus points for the Silent Era-style special effects. 3.5*

  2. Bilouaustria's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

    CINEMA, 35mm _ A miracle indeed. A mix of neorealism with Capra´s heart and Tati´s sens of humour. The first hour is pure pleasure, you won´t believe your eyes if your expect another "Umberto D". And it goes straight into cinema magic, where everything is possible. And everything does happen ! I´ve rarely seen a film where everybody leaves the cinema smiling like for this one. Francesco Golisano is unforgettable.

  3. Alvise Narduzzi's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

    Brillante. Uscendo dal suo solito stampo neorealista De Sica propone una storia vivace, che si lascia prendere la mano dalla fantasia del proprio protagonista. Gli eventi si susseguono efficaci, divertenti e bilanciati, ripresi dal Maestro con un'abilità eccezionale, che realizza quelle scene belle e mai anonime, che un po' ti restano dentro. Vittorio si è seduto in regia ed ha insegnato cinema ancora una volta.

  4. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

  5. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

  6. Alex Pintică's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

  7. Mert Kaya's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

  8. FISCHER's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

    Ce conte philosophique mêle le réalisme au symbolisme, le comique simple à la satire sociale féroce, le tout traité sur un séduisant mode naïf. Ce film a fait date dans l'histoire du cinéma italien, lucide tableau social de l'après-guerre, nimbé de tendresse et de solidarité, entre poésie, réalisme et fantastique. www.cinefiches.com

  9. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

  10. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

  11. José Neves's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

    restored 35mm. I was never close to Fellini's initial phase, inscribed in a more conventional realism, and only now that i know this movie i realized why. Fellinian "avant la lettre" but perfectly integrated in neorealism through an intermediary way, the fanciful comedy, the innovation of its scenography and staging is such that results in a film apart either in De Sica's work either in Italian cinema of that period.

  12. Enrico Gaudenzi's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

    Quando la lotte di classe non era mai abbastanza film del genere venivano etichettati negativamente da Aristarco & co. Neorealismo, favola ma soprattutto denuncia della disuguaglianza. Divertente e godibile, con qualche caduta.

  13. sacajawèale's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

  14. Dada Kubin's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

    The great humanist of celluloid tells a fantastic fairy tale. On the outset it’s a very simple story of the good poor against the evil rich, unashamedly optimistic and naive until the end (although the story gets some extra flavours when the poor turn out to be as greedy as the rich). Great storytelling nevertheless, and a very beautiful film, both visually and emotionally.

  15. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

    Primero está es gran personaje, dueño de un optimismo que logra calar en toda una comunidad. Es la fundación de un pueblo muy modesto pero digno. Llega entonces el enfrentamiento con la realidad, es decir, el pesimismo. Es la expropiación de los sueños. En respuesta, un milagro sucede. Es como si la fantasía fuese única forma para que los desválidos pudiesen ganar. Eso en un filme realista, hubiera sido imposible.

  16. Superfrog's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

    On the surface a farce, deep down a preciously effective socialist agitation film. I wish modern class theory labouring films managed the feat of displaying and turning around class prejudice to create the irresistible urge to rebel against an unfair system.

  17. dodgygeezer's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

    Miracle in Milan presents a bizarre fantasy version of fifties Italy. It's presented as a modern fairy tale - a Night of the Hunter for optimists. Throughout the imagery is striking and beautiful. Sadly however it doesn't quite work. The film is too soft-hearted and sweet to ever become a biting satire, and struggles to achieve meaning without a target. This is a shame as it remains compelling until the end.

  18. clancy108@mac.com's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

    I saw this film when I was a child and the image of the dancing statue has stayed with me ever since. I even started to think that i must have dreamt it - as no one seemed to have heard of such a film when i described. Really overjoyed, then, to see it again. Best surprise I've had in ages. Lovely (and that's the right word) film - in every way.

  19. Steven Dawson's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

    Funny, touching and inventive in parts, but overall I felt it was lacking something I can't quite put my finger on. It wasn't bad but just not my personal taste.

  20. Steve Thompson's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

    The tropes of silent cinema and the Golden Age of Hollywood musicals shine through almost every frame of Di Sica's vibrant energetic fable about a shanty town on the edge of Milan. Unfortunately this also means it is a film which starts overblown and then keeps expanding right up to its final explosion of magic realism. Stronger characterisation and a dilution of sentiment might have aged it a little better.

  21. janh24's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

  22. MARICAinnocente's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

    A beautiful italian film, a story like a fairy tale but steeped in the neo-realism that made it famous as a director Vittorio De Sica. Perhaps suitable to see at Christmas?

  23. Alice's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

  24. anwoody's rating of the film Miracle in Milan

    Musical hall style satire. Visually ambitious at times and unfortunately looks rather silly in execution. Acting is caricaturish and becomes rather irritating. Not a patch on the Bicycle Thieves.

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