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  1. Jim's rating of the film The Leopard

    ★★★ / DCP / Visconti’s crowd pleaser to me is an illustration of his disjointed approach to building a cohesive narrative. It disregards a sustained exploration of themes, instead emphasizing visual indulgence over substance. Seductively entertaining, but essentially classist, Visconti pulls you in with wondrous moments that intertwine with passages that slog. Lancaster’s tears at the end are hollow sentimentalism.

  2. bryanvmh's rating of the film The Leopard

    Nostalgic to a fault, won me over by the time the conga line comes around, an amiable waltz through various rooms and corridors of history, with the occasional young couple making out on a couch. "I never want this ball to end"

  3. Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Leopard

    Cinema as grand gesture: broad in canvas and wide in scope. Whilst some of the family characterisations and dramas are too skin deep for any real engagement or revelation, the sweep of the narrative bowl and sheer visual panache make up for any miniature deficits. Unsung opera it is, with ravishing cinematography and a lush score from Rota coating yet another fall of the gods for Visconti.

  4. Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film The Leopard

    Every frame is a painting in Visconti’s lush, opulent and impeccably acted Il Gattopardo. This was probably his most personal film as, in many ways, he was the Prince (and rumor has it Lancaster used the director as inspiration). The waves of melancholia that come and go are poetic and touching, leaving behind a trail of sadness brought to life by the vivid technicolor. The contrast is striking and utterly perfect.

  5. Walker's rating of the film The Leopard

    I think Scorsese was right about this one. It is lavish, lush, nostalgic, ironic, sad... This really may be one of the masterpieces of cinema. I want to watch it again when I am older.

  6. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film The Leopard

    Gorgeous scenery, costumes and sets spellbind me from the first moment as this Italian epic tell about the "fall of Sicily" and the creation of Italy. The utterly perfect Claudia Cardinale and the proud performance of Burt Lancaster as Sicilian prince highlight the cast. The film is slow-moving almost excruciating so, but never boring and always fascinating as it is filled with details and fantastically shot scenes.

  7. oooooo's rating of the film The Leopard

  8. Landen Celano's rating of the film The Leopard

    Leave it to Lancaster's least Lancastery role to turn me into a fan of Lancaster. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  9. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film The Leopard

    I prefer Visconti’s contemporary films over his period pieces, but The Leopard was one of his best. A retelling of the loss of aristocratic power in Italy through the eyes of Burt Lancaster.

  10. Johnny Seeker's rating of the film The Leopard

    "They'll never want to improve because they think themselves perfect. Their vanity is stronger than their wretchedness."

  11. thebpicture's rating of the film The Leopard

    ""We were the leopards, the lions, those who take our place will be jackals and sheep, and the whole lot of us - leopards, lions, jackals and sheep - will continue to think ourselves the salt of the earth." so very stunning. Visconti's eye for detail is breath taking, this movie was a pleasure to look at and to follow. Great scene composure and staging, captures the ethos of Sicily well

  12. Clat's rating of the film The Leopard

  13. jonijtr's rating of the film The Leopard

  14. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film The Leopard

    My Alain Delon thirst. But also that ballroom scene...

  15. FISCHER's rating of the film The Leopard

    Etonnante plasticité, beauté des formes et des couleurs, esthétisme époustouflant dans cette fresque magique et remarquable. N'empêche que trop de beauté nuit et que la résonance politique manque de dynamisme et d'efficacité. De plus la vision marxiste du sens de l'Histoire, reste des plus caduques quant à sa démonstration...

  16. anacecil's rating of the film The Leopard

    Preciosa !!! Un adios a los tiempos conservadores en Italia y la llegada de los burgueses a convivir con las clases altas

  17. ammar's rating of the film The Leopard

  18. C's rating of the film The Leopard

    a movie I'm liking more and more with each day that goes by as I further forget the 2/3rds of it that are boring

  19. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Leopard

    ****1/2. Well deserved Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

  20. J_'s rating of the film The Leopard

    The beautiful set and costumes, the incredible cast -- Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Pierre Clementi -- and the general quality of this film all work to solidify Visconti's reputation as a perfectionist. The Leopard offers a different perspective on revolution which not only symbolizes the birth of a nation but also the end of an entire class.

  21. Bram Vroonland's rating of the film The Leopard

    Visconti has always been a master of mise-en-scene, but this particular setting allowed for him to pull all the stops. Amidst this splendor lies a touching story portrayed by the most lovable Lancaster I have ever witnessed. Torn by feelings of nostalgia and alienation on the eve of great change. Amazing film.

  22. Blumes's rating of the film The Leopard

    Seen from the aristocracy's point of view, you really get a feel for the comfortable shell they built for themselves, even as resources dwindle and times change.

  23. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Leopard

    I prefer the intimate to the epic in general, but there was plenty to chew on. It was a flop when it came out in America, because America had Lancaster typecast. It doesn't surprise me that this is Martin Scorcese's favorite film. It's old Hollywood style. I much preferred 'Conversation Piece'.

  24. miles's rating of the film The Leopard

    beautifully made like a luxury car, but the engine is a bit of a let down.

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