Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award–winning Bicycle Thieves, directed by Vittorio De Sica, defined an era in cinema. In poverty-stricken postwar Rome, a man is on his first day of a new job that offers hope of salvation for his desperate family when his bicycle, which he needs for work, is stolen. With his young son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief. Simple in construction and profoundly rich in human insight, Bicycle Thieves embodies the greatest strengths of the Italian neorealist movement: emotional clarity, social rectitude, and brutal honesty.

    • Rent $3.99
    • Buy $19.99

Trailers

Trailer

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings
17 Ratings

98% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 9.1/10
  • Fresh 56
  • Rotten 1

Critics Consensus: An Italian neorealism exemplar, Bicycle Thieves thrives on its non-flashy performances and searing emotion.

12+ COMMON SENSE

Bleak black-and-white classic isn't likely to interest kids.

Information

Studio
The Criterion Collection
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1949 by Arthur Mayer and Joseph Burstyn, Inc.

Languages

Primary
Italian (Stereo)

Viewers Also Bought

Movies in Drama