Bicycle Thieves

Bicycle Thieves
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Frank Sherman

I'm so confused by this movie. I like movies that are a little bit more UNIQUE. I know it's a classic. I can't really say anything abotu it. But still. Throw some more in there.

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Kathryn

visually beautiful, artistically driven, lost souls

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Ryan

A tale of utter desperation. Quite a stunning movie, much deserving of it's many accolades!

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EI

on of the best films i've ever watched. one of the saddest too.

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mary

true

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Linda

Wow! Totally absorbing. I also felt that the ending was unresolved somehow but maybe that is what gives it ... " stickiness" The nature of the personal relationships on so many levels is riveting.

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Nicolino

- Growing up in poverty during the 1950's, in a small town in northern Italy, I recall how much my parents prized their bicycles, and the tender care with which they were lavished. Farmers had horses or mules, but dad was a tailor, and cars existed only in our wildest dreams, to be realized ...Read more

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Matthew

Very emotional but beautifully told.

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Sam

Movie leaves me sad and thankful.

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Ean James

If you had told me a film about a man getting his bicycle stolen would make me emotional I would not have believed you. Yet here we are. A film that makes you reconsider any judgment you may have passed on some guy walking down the street. The film ends with three back to back portrayals of a ...Read more

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matthew

it isn't just a film it's a reminder of how well we have it here and how much we take for granted. what a moral dilemma need engenders and how just a bicycle might mean the difference between surviving or not.

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John

A very emotional and interesting story! First time watching this film and I am impressed - cinematography and the movement is well done to create suspense. The ending is not satisfying, however intriguing story...

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Jared

^

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Mehrdad

WOW! WOW! WOW! Amazing is not the right word, give me a deserving word please...

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Bernard

Beautifully filmed in classic B&W. The story held my interest to the end. I simply was unable to guess how it would end. I also was intrigued by the little boy who looked like he was about 6-8 years old when this movie was made in 1948. I was 7 going on to 8 that year, so the little ...Read more

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Michelle

The emotional layers in this film are incredible - so conflicting. After Tonio's bike is stolen on the first day of a job after his not worked for over 2 years, he faces moral dilemmas that might break any person. The father-son bond goes through many changes. Yes, it is quite heartbreaking. ...Read more

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Zoe

Agreed, beautiful film, heartbreaking in so many ways, particularly if you've ever had your bike stolen, but the father-son relationship is the most moving part for me. I just want to give this kid a hug!

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Geoffrey

This film isn't overrated. It's beautiful. Great performances by non-actors. Gorgeous photography.

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Nicki

4 1/2 stars. Very hard times depicted in a simple, but beautiful film.

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Kevin

Fascinating slice of film--worth watching despite being a bit overrated.

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Avedon

Aren't all major films overrated? That's how they get to these lists?

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Liam

Awesome Movie! Interseting Language!

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