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A Useful Life Reviews

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Rhett Bartlett
Dial M For Movies

Yet the first 40 minutes of 'A Useful Life' is a deep, rich love letter to cinema and loss, that still resonates in my mind and heart long after its viewing.

Full Review Source: Dial M For Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 21, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Those who enjoy this elegiac film will enjoy it very much. I did.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

January 15, 2012

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

January 13, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

A slight piece this, but engaging.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

January 12, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The film is short, at 67 minutes, but teasing, mazy, memorable.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 12, 2012
David Parkinson
Radio Times

Utterly irresistible.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 12, 2012
David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Cinema is dead! Long live the cinema!

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

January 12, 2012
Matthew Turner

A small film with a big heart, Federcio Veiroj's tale of a beleaguered cinematheque and its life-shy film programmer, is a charming ode to the big screen.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 5/5

January 11, 2012
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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[A] short, sweet, slow-tempo Uruguayan film...

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

January 10, 2012
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

A beautiful representation of innocence and naivety.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

January 9, 2012
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Dedicated to cinephiles everywhere, this pocket-vest valentine of a film examines the comforts and limits of movie love.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 25, 2011
Simon Foster

A Useful Life exists for filmgoers to feel good about being filmgoers; to provide validation for all those romantic notions movie lovers entertain as they sit in the dark for huge chunks of their (our) lives.

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July 15, 2011
Fernando F. Croce
House Next Door

A cinephiliac work from a mature vantage point in which movie-love goes hand in hand with an awareness of the fragility of cultural institutions and a faith in romance extending beyond silver screens.

Full Review Source: House Next Door

May 13, 2011
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

A Useful Life blooms as a study of cinephilia as a means to a sheltered end.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

January 14, 2011
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Shot in color but produced in edible, Oreo-toned black and white, A Useful Life transitions seamlessly from indoors to outdoors, from nostalgia to hope.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 13, 2011
Siobhan Synnot

Pleasant enough, but so slight it barely sustains 65 minutes.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 2/5

January 23, 2012

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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January 25, 2011
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