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Dreams of a Life Reviews

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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Somewhere at the bottom of this story is an ache about the value of a life.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

June 18, 2013
David Thomson
The New Republic
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Its holes or omissions cannot diminish the gaping eloquence of the situation and the questions that arise.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

June 13, 2013
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Disappointing documentary-fiction hybrid on the true story of a woman found dead and alone in an apartment three years after her demise. A pile-up of unanswered questions and unidentified witnesses frustrates more than it intrigues.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 6, 2012
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE

Dreams of a Life unintentionally amounts to a mean-spirited snooze.

Full Review Source: indieWIRE | Original Score: C-

August 3, 2012
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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For all its subtext about identity and London's social fabric, "Dreams of a Life" leaves too many blanks and is ultimately more frustrating than rewarding.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 2, 2012
Charles Gant
Variety
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A riveting tale of a onetime vivacious personality, described by those who knew her as "stunning," "lovely," and "very well liked," but who nevertheless died alone, friendless and seemingly missed by nobody.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 1, 2012
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Director Morley has at least restored something of a soul to her subject.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

July 31, 2012
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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Left with barely any there there, Morley compensates with long reenactments starring look-alike Zawe Ashton that are never quite convincing but instead suck more air out of the haunting vacuum left behind in Vincent's wake.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 31, 2012
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

Dreams of a Life succeeds in making its point about the unkowability of the people in our lives, but there isn't quite enough substance here to fully sustain the film.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 29, 2012

Stunningly perplexing ... while it does leave you terribly bummed out in the end, it also leaves you with a whole lot of questions.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 19, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

It's a fascinating film, skilfully assembled, and one is inevitably reminded of Citizen Kane and Rashomon...

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

December 18, 2011
Derek Malcolm
This is London

What results is an impressionistic study of how the big city can envelope a person until there is almost nothing left except what bits and pieces acquaintances can remember.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

December 16, 2011
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

It is necessarily incomplete but still constructs a haunting portrait of a woman who deserved a better life and death.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

December 15, 2011
Jamie Dunn
The Skinny

Makes for queazy viewing.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 2/5

December 15, 2011
Lucy Barrick
Radio Times

She may have been forgotten in life, but Joyce Vincent will haunt anyone who watches this astonishing film.

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

December 15, 2011
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

The problem - and it's a glaring one - is that Morley imposes a creative stamp on the material that keeps getting in the way.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

December 15, 2011
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

It isn't just the mystery that mesmerises, it is the misery or the apprehension of it: the sense of some untold, secret pain that had been Vincent's constant companion.

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

December 15, 2011
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Watching it is an almost claustrophobic experience, but a very powerful and moving one.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

December 15, 2011
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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Morley's film is a mirror. How much do we know ourselves? How much do others know us? It works on the ego as much as it works on our empathy.

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

December 15, 2011
Ashley Clark
Little White Lies

Hard to recall a film that lodges in the memory quite like this. Unmissable.

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

December 14, 2011
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