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Cinema Paradiso


Giuseppe Tornatore

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About the Movie

A famous Italian filmmaker, haunted by the memories of his first love, returns to his hometown after an absence of 30 years. Upon his return, he reconnects with the community and remembers the highlights and tragedies that shaped his life and inspired him to follow his dream of becoming a filmmaker. For those who have never seen it -- and those who have never forgotten it -- director Giuseppe Tornatore's (MALENA, THE STAR MAKER) cherished Academy Award®-winning motion picture (1990, Best Foreign Language Film) is now fully restored and digitally remastered!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 70
  • Fresh: 63
  • Rotten: 7
  • Average Rating: 8.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: More romantic, more emotional and ultimately more satisfying than the teary-eyed original. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: The new version isn't just endless. It heightens the deeply conservative spirit of Giuseppe Tornatore's fable in a surprising new way. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Sep 7, 2011

Fresh: I don't think most of the people who loved the 1989 Paradiso will prefer this new version. But I do. – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Where the original release was an essay in childish delight and adolescent longing, topped off by a muted coda implying that you really can go home again, the reissue is a fully realized epic of the heart. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


One of the most touching movies I ever saw. Watched it in the theater, loved it then, still love it

Must see

What an amazing movie! Finally on iTunes! Rent it buy it you won't be disappointed and the what a great musical score by Morricone.

Best movie ever

I can watch this movie again and again. When ever I feel down or sick, I turn on the fire, get the duvet and snuggle up with this movie. Can't praise it enough

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