Nick Pinkertonde Village Voice
Il sorpasso (1962) sounds like any old odd-couple comedy; its collected talent and social seismography make it anything but. Roberto is played by Jean Louis Trintignant at his most romantically repressed. Vittorio Gassman shines a glimmer of desperation through Bruno's short-attention-span braggadocio with his grimacing smile. And the director is Dino Risi, subject of an eight-film tribute at MOMA, who prepares familiar Commedia all'Italiana with a bittersweet aftertaste.