Johnny Stecchino details
|Starring:||Nicoletta Braschi, Roberto Benigni, Paolo Bonacelli|
|Genres:||Comedy, World Cinema - Italian|
|Run time:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Rental release:||19 Oct 2009|
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The Italian jobBy a customer from scarborough england , 29 May 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Having first encountered Roberto Begnini in the classic 'Life is Beautiful' I looked forward to this film with anticipation. The visual humour needs no translation as the hapless hero stumbles through a comedy romantic romp unaware that he is a double for a Mafia boss. Stupidity at its' highest and most genius. Although in subtitles this does not detract at all from the film and in my opinion helps it keep its comedy core which would have been damaged by any attempt at dubbing. Get it and enjoy
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Not GoodBy buffyrules (335 reviews) from southend on sea , 03 Aug 2012Really struggled here and think much of the humour was lost in translation. I have found Benigni funny in his later performances but this was not one of them.
Sheer pleasureBy erp (67 reviews) from Manchester , 17 Apr 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Warm, funny, wildly inventive but also cleverly controlled - and without the syrupiness I think you'd get in a Hollywood movie on the same theme.
HilariousBy a customer from Plymouth , 21 Oct 2010Don't normally post reviews of the film's I've watched but will make an exception here. A little slow to start but once the film gets down to Palermo, there were some memorable gags and the film whizzes by. Must check out some more of Roberto Benigni's films.
Johnny StecchinoBy a customer from Newbury , 06 Jan 2010Simply hilarious! Great movie.
great filmBy a customer from Glasgow , 09 Apr 2009This is a great film, having stumbled across it late night on tv, and watched with some bewilderment at first, we've now bought it and watched several times, i'm not really one for slap stick but Benigni is just the right side of clown/surreal comedy, with the story being a completely believable farce.
get it out for a good laugh.