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Overall Rating
4.3

Awesome61.4%
Worth A Look: 17.54%
Average: 10.53%
Pretty Bad: 10.53%
Total Crap: 0%

6 reviews, 21 user ratings



I'm Not Scared
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by Greg Muskewitz

"I'm not thrilled, either."
3 stars

A young boy in a rustic southern Italian village accidentally discovers what first seems to be a dead body, turns around to be a live boy, and turns around once more to be a kidnapped live boy.

The twist is one of the kidnappers is our protagonist boy’s father, and both he and we learn of the kidnapping when he spies a news report on TV while his parents and other unknown men argue over their previously ambiguous issue. The remainder of the movie toils around with some bonding between the boys and the kidnappers’ quandary of what to do?, all leading to a predictably complacent anticlimactic climax. The themes of innocence lost tend to be inchoately dealt with, muddled on the basis that first, innocence was hardly just being lost, and second, the progression of any story is inconsistent. One specific area I’m Not Scared does excel is within its casting of child actors, especially Giuseppe Cristiano and Mattia Di Pierro, both of whom put American child actors to shame. Directed by Gabriele Salvatores.

[See it if you must.]

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OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2004 Minneapolis/St.Paul Film Festival. For more in the 2004 Minneapolis/St.Paul Film Festival series, click here.

User Comments

9/08/09 brian "Stand by Me" with an Italian accent, but not derivative. 4 stars
1/17/09 Shaun Wallner Pure Entertainment! 5 stars
1/03/08 Kaiser Nice, superb and I continued till the end 5 stars
9/26/06 pixie I watched it with my italian class and it was a fantastic movie that has a great p 5 stars
9/13/05 ray mero Transcendant movie...Hollywood is incapable of this kind of work. 5 stars
6/06/05 samira Beautiful wonderful movie!!! 5 stars
2/16/05 H Albanese I enjoy Films with an Italian Heritage- I will watch this again 5 stars
11/09/04 Paul Boyle Excellent 5 stars
11/08/04 Jack Galloway Beautiful movie. At once tender, warm, tense and exciting. Photographically superb. 5 stars
10/05/04 Gerardo Ferracane Excellent, even better than Mediterraneo 5 stars
7/18/04 Cassandra Farrar disturbing, but fascinating 4 stars
6/11/04 susan excellent, one of the best I've seen 5 stars
6/01/04 Jane Beautiful...Moving...I highly recommend it! 5 stars
5/20/04 Puspa Allamanda I enjoyed it 5 stars
5/19/04 Marlon watch this M. Knight Shamalamdingdong 5 stars
5/16/04 Tea a very emotional, powerful movie. excellent 5 stars
5/12/04 Anna Sannito I enjoyed it 4 stars
5/08/04 de it reminds me of the childhood and those dreams and peaceful life, but just can't go back 5 stars
5/03/04 Ray Super!!! 5 stars
5/03/04 Cesarina Horing Stupendo 5 stars
4/10/04 Monster W. Kung Good movie... 4 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  09-Apr-2004
  DVD: 12-Oct-2004

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Australia
  19-Aug-2004




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