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I'm Going Home

I'm Going Home (2001)



Average Rating: 7.8/10
Reviews Counted: 53
Fresh: 51 | Rotten: 2

I'm Going Home is a masterfully subtle and poignant exploration of mortality.


Average Rating: 8/10
Critic Reviews: 22
Fresh: 22 | Rotten: 0

I'm Going Home is a masterfully subtle and poignant exploration of mortality.



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A man who's been confronted with new responsibilities must decide what to do with his career in this drama with comic undertones. Gilbert Vance (Michel Piccoli) is an aging but highly respected actor who, after completing a performance of Eugene Ionesco's Exit the King in which he plays opposite an attractive and talented actress named Sylvie Leonor Silveira, receives devastating news -- his wife, his daughter, and her husband have all perished in an automobile accident. Vance becomes the


Drama, Comedy

Manoel de Oliveira

Aug 19, 2003

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All Critics (60) | Top Critics (26) | Fresh (51) | Rotten (2) | DVD (5)

Elliptical as it is perceptive.

November 27, 2002
Detroit News
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Stylistically adventurous.

November 22, 2002 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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The kind of quiet masterpiece that fully registers only after you've seen it.

November 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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Subtly powerful.

November 1, 2002 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Watching this gentle, mesmerizing portrait of a man coming to terms with time, you barely realize your mind is being blown.

October 18, 2002 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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The movie is a trove of delights.

October 17, 2002
Washington Post
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An understated film that touches on greatness.

August 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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a realistic look at the ways in which mortality plays into the conscious and subconscious plans of the living

July 16, 2004 Full Review Source:

A rarity, a film about old age that is neither a celebration or lament of of lost youth, nor an anticipation of impending death, but simply an unsentimental meditation on the ambiguous present, on aimlessness, isolation, and infirmity.

September 25, 2003 Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide
Decent Films Guide

There's something poignant about an artist of 90-plus years taking the effort to share his impressions of life and loss and time and art with us.

February 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Oregonian

A minor film with major pleasures from Portuguese master Manoel de Oliviera...

November 21, 2002 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

One of the greatest films I've ever seen.

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Oliveira trusts the intelligence of his audience...In the life of the city he suggests the ongoing life of humanity, the context in which individual mortality must be contemplated.

October 26, 2002 Full Review Source:

A poignant, artfully crafted meditation on mortality.

September 27, 2002
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

It will break your heart.

September 25, 2002 Full Review
Planet Sick-Boy

A masterful film from a master filmmaker, unique in its deceptive grimness, compelling in its fatalist worldview.

September 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Blather
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  • I'm Going Home (Je rentre a la maison) (DE)
  • I'm Going Home - Je Rentre A La Maison (UK)
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