327. I’m Not Scared (2003)

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7.2 Exciting and fun
  • Acting 7.2
  • Directing 7.0
  • Story 7.4
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Starring: Giuseppe Cristiano, Mattia Di Pierro, Stefano Biase

Director: Gabriele Salvatores

Running Time: 100 mins


I’m Not Scared (Io Non Ho Paura) is an Italian film about a boy who, while playing with his friends in the countryside, finds another young boy imprisoned in a hole underground, and he begins to realise that the perpetrators are all too familiar…

Well, I thought that this film was alright. The main concept of the story was great in my opinion, and quite an exciting prospect, which was realised in the film itself, however I felt that there were lengthy periods of this film that were just all too basic.

The start of the film was fantastic. I felt that the first 15 minutes or so were extremely entertaining. I was totally perplexed by the mystery of what was lying in the hole underground, and when it was revealed, I actually jumped at the surprise, so that was very exciting for me.

The middle part, and main bulk of the film however, was just not that amazing. I felt as if very little really happened, and the story didn’t develop as much as I thought it could have done, despite some revelations that were in truth pretty predictable from the start, which I found a little disappointing, but still, it was nice and entertaining enough to watch.

Luckily, the film did pick up in the last 5 minutes, which were worth waiting for in my opinion, as they were dramatic, shocking and really exciting, so that was very enjoyable, however despite that, the majority of the film was just alright, and that’s why it gets a 7.2 from me.

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