The Bicycle Thief (Flick’s Review)

Posted on | August 30, 2011 | 3 Comments

Rating 4.4 out of 5.0

The Bicycle Thief is an Italian film that we chose to watch with English subtitles. The acting is good especially by Lamberto Maggiorani who plays Antonio Ricci. The film looks old in its quality, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad film. In fact it’s a great film. The film isn’t too long or too short however the story is a little too simple. If there were some more main characters the film would have been almost flawless.

The Bicycle Thief is about Antonio Ricci. Antonio gets a job putting up posters in the city of Rome. He goes to a pawn shop and gets his old bicycle back because he needs it for his job. Soon after he gets a job  his bicycle is stolen by a young man. Antonio goes with his son, Bruno to look for it.

My favorite character is Antonio because he is interesting but not simple. I like that he keeps looking for his bicycle and he does not stop.

My favorite scene is when Antonio and Bruno go to the church to talk to the homeless man who was talking to the bicycle thief. It is well written and the actors are convincing.

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Writers: Luigi Bartolini (novel), Cesare Zavattini

Lamberto Maggiorani: Antonio Ricci

Enzo Staiola: Bruno Ricci

Lianella Carell: Maria Ricci

Gino Saltamerenda: Baiocco

Vittorio Antonucci: The Thief

Giulio Chiari: The Beggar


3 Responses to “The Bicycle Thief (Flick’s Review)”

  1. Andrea
    September 2nd, 2011 @ 6:55 am

    I actually liked the simplicity of the movie. I had a chance to get to know the characters in depth without being distracted.

  2. flickflack
    September 2nd, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

    I wouldn’t say it is overly simple but I still think it could have been a bit more complicated which could have added some more depth to the characters. Comment,comment comment!

  3. Kristin Meyer
    September 4th, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

    Hi guys!

    I’ve never seen the Bicycle Thief and have always wanted to. I’m eager to check it out! I love your blog and it was great meeting you both. Did you review Fiddler on the Roof? That was one of my favorites. I could comment on that!
    Keep up the good work!

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