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Ratings & Reviews

  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The Passionate Thief

    Gentille comédie, fort bavarde qui ne restera pas inoubliable... www.cinefiches.com

  2. El Biffo's rating of the film The Passionate Thief

    Spend New Year's Eve with Anna Magnani, Ben Gazzara and Toto! Her dress is amazing. Toto and Magnani are on break from their jobs at Cinecitta. Gazzara is a lovable crook (what else?) and Magnani dyes her hair blonde for the evening! New 4K restoration is perfect, 4.5 stars!

  3. Duncan Gray's rating of the film The Passionate Thief

    A magnificent caper from the underrated Monicelli, one of those "juggling act" comedies that introduces a host of different plot elements and keeps them all in the air at once, circling each other. There's a little sting of social criticism too, which shows that neo-realism and sex farce aren't so far apart, especially in a country torn between il Papa and the sweet life. And Magnani is to die for.

  4. José Neves's rating of the film The Passionate Thief

    The Italian popular cinema imbued of its more down-to-earth characteristics, subtly endowed with a metalanguage- for example, the scene around the Trevi Fountain and the memory of "La Dolce Vita" - and a tense political dimension in the sequence at the German aristocrats palace and the subsequent recent memory of the 2nd World War. It lacks a greater dimension in cinematic terms, but it's absolutely contagious