Tommaso is an American expat film director living in Rome with his young wife and their daughter. Disoriented by his past misgivings and subsequent unexpected blows to his self-esteem, Tommaso wades through this late chapter of his life with an increasingly impaired grasp on reality as he prepares for his next film.

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      • Willem DafoeTommaso
      • Cristina ChiriacNikki
      • Anna FerraraDee Dee
      • Alessandra ScarciAlex
      • Maricla AmorielloItalian teacher
      • Luciano SovenaPolice chief
      • Sofia RaniaGirl Bar 081
      • Anastasia BalanNikki's mother
      • Dharma Mangia WoodsActing Class dancer
      • Alessandra Camilla ScarciStudent in car


      • 83

        The Film Stage

        Ferrara has never been so concerned with making people like him–just wait for the audacity of the last 10 minutes. But given the brutal honesty of his latest, one of the most candid movies of its kind, it is difficult to not simply be happy for the man when Tommaso reaches its surreal point of catharsis.
      • 83

        The A.V. Club

        Like so much in this deceptively earnest film, the Roman backdrop creates ambiguous terms. One is left to wonder whether Tommaso’s internal chaos is that of an eternal figure in an ancient city, or just another guy trying to keep it together as he makes the turn to the Piazza Dante.
      • 75


        Of course, it wouldn’t be a Ferrara movie without some jagged edges. “Tommaso” manages to feel rough and risky while somehow sensitive at the same time, like the best of them.
      • 75

        Slant Magazine

        Abel Ferrara’s film is about that precise feeling of living with an itch unscratched.
      • 60

        Screen Daily

        It’s fair to ask whether the world really needs one more story about a flawed, brilliant, lustful older male artist, but Tommaso’s commitment to its own soul-searching fervor is potently feverish.
      • 60


        A movie that’s a loosely structured ramble can work, and about half of “Tommaso” feels more vital than anything Ferrara has made in a while. But the film should have been shapelier and 20 minutes shorter, with a more focused dramatic psychology.
      • 50

        Movie Nation

        It’s pretentious and indulgent. But as with most Ferrara films, Tommaso makes for an interesting trip into a seriously unconventional mind visualized by an always unconventional storyteller.
      • 50

        Screen Rant

        Despite a raw performance from Willem Dafoe, Tommaso feels more like a self-indulgent male fantasy than an introspective character study.

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