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Sicilian Ghost Story Reviews

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August 3, 2018
Grim and mean.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 21, 2018
Sicilian Ghost Story is determinedly unclassifiable, blurring genres with a fervor that grows tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 3, 2018
A cruel film that hopes to use its fantastical surreality to find some sort of redemption in the senseless, violent, and real-life abuse of a child. There is no magic here, and no meaning.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 12, 2019
Fact-based tale about Mafia kidnapping; violence, language.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 11, 2019
Meandering, yes, but a deeply intriguing and interesting take on the demise of youth, the hope of love and power of poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 5, 2018
A dreamlike, sometimes downright disorientating experience sustained by a tender heart beating beneath harsh realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 6, 2018
An unforgettable wander into the dark past of a beautiful place.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2018
Powerful and lyrical. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 12, 2017
The filmmakers manage to give the film a ghostly atmosphere full of symbols. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 31, 2018
It's a pleasure to experience but sometimes frustrating to follow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 31, 2018
It's an array of surprises and character introspections that take their time to manifest completely, but prove an inspired way for the directors to go about their business.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 3, 2019
It is the fairy-tale mood that makes this movie special.
July 30, 2018
Bewildering in all the right ways, this is a poetic, sublime interpretation of a sorry story. An evocative, emotional experience, it pits humanity against inhumanity, resulting in something refreshingly new.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 9, 2018
A tender, vividly fantastical thriller based on the Sicilian mafia's real-life kidnapping of a 13-year-old boy in 1993.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2018
While there are hallucinatory elements which are integral to the story, there is at the same time a curiously rugged cinematic artistry about the film which is in Italian with English subtitles.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 2, 2018
Beautiful and enchanting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 14, 2018
While Sicilian Ghost Story doesn't entirely fulfil its promise as a richly themed gothic romance, the visual craft on display throughout is more than enough to recommend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 14, 2017
The horror of the mafia with fantastic elements and the magic of first love results in a fairy tale as poetic as it is chilling. [Full review in Spanish]
September 28, 2017
Julia Jedlikowska is an excellent lead and shines as the determined teen. While her tale does meander, it is her experiences of first love that give Sicilian Ghost Story its hypnotic and tender heartbeat.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 6, 2018
Sicilian Ghost Story is a melancholy poem to the part of us we can't allow to be wrung out by the complacency and compliance of adulthood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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