If you can ignore a few major plot-holes herein, I guess you'll enjoy the tragic journey (which hardly leads anywhere) of a girl in this classic movie.
Acclaimed Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini drew on his own circus background for the 1954 classic La Strada. Set in a seedy travelling carnival, this symbolism-laden drama revolves around brutish st... read more
Directed by: Federico Fellini
Release Date: September 6, 1954
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2003
Stats: 1,129 reviews
Flixster Reviews (1,129)
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May 8, 2011
My first Fellini movie, but definitely not my last. La Strada is an amazing film. At times it is very fun to watch and at others it is almost painful. It brings about an array of emotions that change throughout the entire movie.
November 11, 2010
master showman and producer dino de laurentiis died today aged 91. he produced over 160 films including la strada and nights of cabiria (both of which won oscars for best foreign film), blue velvet, manhunter, evil dead II and army of darkness, barbarella and danger: diabolik as...
October 20, 2010
La Strada tells the age old story of the frailty of innocents, 'The Road' can be a long and tough journey. It is a beautiful film, I love 8 1/2 and regard it as Fellini's best but I would always watch this one over the other every time. Fellini can take half of the credit though ...
January 31, 2010
An array of feelings fill me. I don't know wether to like or dislike this film. I would say I would watch it again so I may need to side more on the liking end of it. Masina was, for lack of a better word, BRILLIANT! She can take the stage and tell you everything you need to ...
January 25, 2010
the story seems so simple until you realize that by the end the film has taken you through a gauntlet of emotions. all the acting was good, but masina steals the show with great timing and perfect facial expressions for every scene, emotion, and thought. its like you can read h...
November 9, 2009
In La strada, Fellini shows the contrasting attitudes of lifestyles: between the joyless and mirthful, between the brutish and the meek, and between husband and wife. Anthony Quinn plays the great ZampanÚ, a one-trick circus strongman who travels across the countryside in a make...
August 23, 2009
The best I've seen by Fellini
August 2, 2009
I'm sure I'll incur the wrath of hard-core Fellini fans for saying this but, here goes, La Strada is my all-time favorite Federico Fellini film. (Yes, it's true - I like it even more than I like 8 1/2).
Even though Anthony Quinn and Richard Basehart are fantastic ...
March 31, 2009
No question, this is my favorite Fellini. Masina is always good, but she truly shines in this one. I've seen terms as unkind as "retarded" and as kind -- if you can call it kind -- as "simple" used to describe her character here. Flixsters, I'm here to argue that her character...
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