Bicycle Thieves ★★★★

Bicycle Thieves is a simple story, simply told. Tight frames, a focused script and a polish of both humour and charm. While the father's desperate search for his stolen bicycle is touching, it's the impish son that draws the most attention. He's funny to watch, with his old face and chubby hands in his pockets but he also carries much of the films emotional scenes as the father/son relationship develops.

Bicycle Thieves does a lot with very little, and with a surprising coda, it's a 90 minutes absolutely worth spending time with.

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