Bicycle Thieves

1948 • 89 minutes
36 reviews
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Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award–winning Bicycle Thieves, directed by Vittorio De Sica, defined an era in cinema. In poverty-stricken postwar Rome, a man is on his first day of a new job that offers hope of salvation for his desperate family when his bicycle, which he needs for work, is stolen. With his young son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief. Simple in construction and profoundly rich in human insight, Bicycle Thieves embodies the greatest strengths of the Italian neorealist movement: emotional clarity, social rectitude, and brutal honesty.

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36 reviews
Manuel Mena
August 31, 2018
I love it ! I asked my sons to watch the movie, it has a wonderful message. Every time someone complain about their job, I tell them - "you should watch that movie"
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April 26, 2020
This is one of the movies everyone should see. It brings you back in time with true images, uses and locations. This also gives a clue of the post war devastating reality. Some may not get the message though.
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Alfredo Zuniga
August 6, 2017
What a great movie!! Loved it!
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