Pinocchio Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for Pinocchio the Movie

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Benigni's faithful version of Carlo Collodi's Italian fairy tale suffers from a disastrous decision to dub the dialogue for an American audience and Benigni's self-consciously manic and forced portrayal of the little wooden boy. Set against this wall-to-wall performance, the rest of the proceedings seem lifeless and dull, with the exception of the opening sequence (before Benigni shows up). By the time you read this, a subtitled version could be around, which may help with the humor, but will still leave the other problems. One thing that is not a problem is Spinotti's wonderful cinematography. Production is the most expensive in Italian history, at $45 million.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 108 minutes.
Originally from Italian.

Cast and Crew

Road Trip, Puppets
Roberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami
Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Mino Bellei, Carlo Guiffre, Peppe Barra, Max Cavallari, Bruno Arena, Kim Rossi-Stuart
Dante Spinotti
Roberto Benigni
Nicola Piovani
Breckin Meyer, Glenn Close, Eric Idle, David Suchet, John Cleese, Richard "Cheech" Marin, Eddie Griffin, Topher Grace, Tullio Morganti, Simona Paggi, Danilo Donati, Jane Law, Danilo Donati
Gianluigi Braschi, Elda Ferri, Nicoletta Braschi, Melampo Cinematografica, Miramax Films


Golden Raspberries 2002: Worst Actor (Benigni).

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