Life is Beautiful Reviews

Life is Beautiful Review
by Mac VerStandig
Life is Beautiful 2 and 1/2 stars (Out of 4) Reviewed by Mac VerStandig critic@moviereviews.org http://www.moviereviews.org October 17, 1999 Available for rental - November 9, 1999 more

Life is Beautiful Review
by Ross Anthony
Guido is a happy go lucky Jewish-Italian gentleman with the lovable ability to make any event, no matter how big or small, work in his favor and lift the spirits of all "good-hearted" passers-by to boot. Unfortunately, Guido is living in Italy at a...more

Life is Beautiful Review
by Joe Barlow
STARRING: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Horst Buchholz, Sergio Bustric DIRECTOR: Roberto Benigni WRITERS: Roberto Benigni and Vincenzo Cerami RATED: PG-13 RELEASED: 1997 (1988 in the USA, subtitled) more

Life is Beautiful Review
by Tim Voon
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 1997 A film review by Timothy Voon Copyright 1999 Timothy Voon 4 out of 5 for a quirky holcaust drama that touches the heart more

Life is Beautiful Review
by Fontaine Lien
It's true for me (and for many other critics) that the less I have to say about a movie, the better it is. One thing I'll have to say, though, is this movie didn't wasn't as good as I expected it to be; maybe I've heard too many good things about this...more

Life is Beautiful Review
by James Brundage
Iíve been putting off this review for a long time. I saw it at Waterworks Cinemas in Pittsburgh about three weeks ago and havenít gotten around to reviewing it until now: three days after it won several academy awards. Why? Like with Saving...more

Life is Beautiful Review
by Steve Kong
Life is Beautiful is two films in one. The first part is a lighthearted comedy and the second is a dark and depressing look at the Holocaust. Itís too bad that director/actor/writer Roberto Benigni wasnít able to split this movie into two different...more

Life is Beautiful Review
by Dennis Schwartz
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (director:Roberto Benigni; cast: Roberto Benigni (Guido), Nicoletta Braschi (Dora), Giorgio Cantarini (Giosue), Giustino Durano (Uncle), Sergio Bustric (Ferruccio), Horst Bucholz (Dr. Lessing), 1998-Italy) more

Life is Beautiful Review
by Ram Samudrala
Laughing in the face of adversity is the best way to triumph over it. This is a sentiment I share with Roberto Benigni, director of /Life is Beautiful/ (/La Vita e Bella/) the only movie to ever make me laugh out loud and leave me with sad tears in my...more

Life is Beautiful Review
by Cheng-Jih Chen
The afternoon before the Oscars, I finally got around to seeing "Life is Beautiful". I only caught a glimpse of Benigni's victorious stepping on of Spielberg as he clampered over the seats; I was tired and went to sleep early. more

Life is Beautiful Review
by Kevin Patterson
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL Rating: ***1/2 (out of four) PG-13, 1998 Director: Roberto Benigni Screenplay: Vincenzo Cerami and Roberto Benigni Starring Cast: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini more
Life is Beautiful Review
by David Wilcock
Only the Italians could create a love story set against the holocaust, and make it as wonderful and enjoyable as this. Benigni plays Guido, a Jewish bookstore owner who falls in love with Dora (Braschi.) However, this is during the period of Nazi...more
Life is Beautiful Review
by Ryan Ellis
As Charlie Chaplin's classic "City Lights" told us, smile though your heart is breaking, smile even though it's aching. And if you can entertain your kid while you're at it, all the better. Roberto Benigni's Italian film of a man's love for his family...more
Life is Beautiful Review
by Craig Roush
Release Date: October 23, 1998 Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bini Bustric, Horst Bucholz Directed by: Roberto Benigni Distributed by: Miramax Films MPAA Rating: PG-13 (holocaust-related thematic elements) URL:...more
Life is Beautiful Review
by Edwin Jahiel
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (LA VITA E BELLA) (Italy, 1997) *** 1/2 Directed by Roberto Benigni.Written by Vincenzo Cerami and Benigni.Photography, Tonino Delli Colli. Editing, Simona Paggi. Music,Nicola Piovani; Production design, Danilo Donati.Produced by Elda...more
Life is Beautiful Review
by Joe Barlow
STARRING: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Horst Buchholz, Sergio Bustric DIRECTOR: Roberto Benigni WRITERS: Roberto Benigni and Vincenzo Cerami RATED: PG-13 RELEASED: 1997 (1988 in the USA, subtitled) more
Life is Beautiful Review
by Mark O'Hara
There is a moment in 'Life is Beautiful' when the clownish Guido tells the girl of his dreams what they will do that evening. He speaks as though reminiscing about a story that has become a perfect memory. more
Life is Beautiful Review
by Jason Wallis
Starring Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano, Horst Buchholz, Pietro De Silva and Sergio Bini Bustric Directed by Roberto Benigni Rated PG-13 for thematic elements Theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 Released in 1998...more
Life is Beautiful Review
by John Smythe
Roberto Benigni's "Life is Beautiful" (La vita Ť bella) is a modern fairy tale, as touching and as relevant as the tales collected by the Brothers Grimm to entertain, enchant and ,yes, to scare children over 150 years ago. Like many such tales (such...more
Life is Beautiful Review
by Dustin Putman
Directed by Roberto Benigni. Cast: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini. 1998 - 116 minutes. Rated PG-13 (for adult themes). Reviewed January 20, 1999, courtesy Miramax Films. more
Life is Beautiful Review
by Bob Bloom
This Italian film star, best known in the United States for the poorly received Son of the Pink Panther, has done the near impossible by creating a comic fable about the Holocaust. more
Life is Beautiful Review
by Walter Frith
Like 1987's 'Hope and Glory', much of the unpleasantness of war in 'Life is Beautiful' is seen through the eyes of a child. In reality, this film isn't really about war as much as it is about one man's way of dealing with it and finding enough humour to...more
Life is Beautiful Review
by Dustin Putman
Directed by Roberto Benigni. Cast: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini. 1998 - 116 minutes. Rated PG-13 (for adult themes). Reviewed January 20, 1999, courtesy Miramax Films. more
Life is Beautiful Review
by Luke Buckmaster
Cast: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bini Bustric, Marisa Paredes, Horst Buchholz, Giorgio Cantarini Director: Roberto Benigni Screenplay: Roberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami Australian theatrical release: December 26 In Italian...more
Life is Beautiful Review
by Matt Prigge
Director: Roberto Benigni Writers: Vincenzo Cerami and Roberto Benigni Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bini Bustric, Marisa Peredes, Horst Bucholz, Lidia Alfonsi more
Life is Beautiful Review
by Luke Buckmaster
Cast: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bini Bustric, Marisa Paredes, Horst Buchholz, Giorgio Cantarini Director: Roberto Benigni Screenplay: Roberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami more
Life is Beautiful Review
by Matt Williams
Life is Beautiful is a rare treat: a lighthearted comedy that tackles a very serious subject without committing the sins of being disrespectful, or, even worse, humorless. It combines a charming romance with a dash of farce, stirs in a little...more
Life is Beautiful Review
by Marty Mapes
**** (out of 4) LA VITA … BELLA (LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL) is a lightweight drama. Directed by and starring one of Italy's greatest living comics, it naturally contains some comic scenes. I mention these facts up-front because they become interesting once you...more
Life is Beautiful Review
by Marty Mapes
**** (out of 4) LA VITA … BELLA (LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL) is a lightweight drama. Directed by and starring one of Italy's greatest living comics, it naturally contains some comic scenes. I mention these facts up-front because they become interesting once you...more
Life is Beautiful Review
by Jeffrey Huston
Directed by Roberto Benigni. Produced by Gianluigi Braschi and Elda Ferri. Screenplay by Roberto Benigni and Vincenzo Cerami. Distributed by Miramax Films. Running time: 120 minutes. Release date: October 23, 1998 in NY/LA; wider over the coming weeks....more
Life is Beautiful Review
by Eric Scharf
Life is Beautiful Review
by Kleszczewski, Nicholas
Life is Beautiful Review
by Joy Wyse
Life is Beautiful Review
by Scott Renshaw
Life is Beautiful Review
by Edward Johnson-Ott
Life is Beautiful Review
by Steve Rhodes
Life is Beautiful Review
by Bill Chambers
Life is Beautiful Review
by Michael Dequina
Life is Beautiful Review
by Harvey S. Karten