I'm Going Home Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 28, 2012
An understated film that touches on greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jake Euker
Filmcritic.com
July 16, 2004
a realistic look at the ways in which mortality plays into the conscious and subconscious plans of the living
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
September 25, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
February 7, 2003
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.
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
November 27, 2002
Elliptical as it is perceptive.
| Original Score: 3/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
November 22, 2002
Stylistically adventurous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
November 21, 2002
A minor film with major pleasures from Portuguese master Manoel de Oliviera...
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 15, 2002
The kind of quiet masterpiece that fully registers only after you've seen it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 7, 2002
One of the greatest films I've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
November 1, 2002
Subtly powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
October 26, 2002
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.
Top Critic
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
October 18, 2002
Watching this gentle, mesmerizing portrait of a man coming to terms with time, you barely realize your mind is being blown.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 17, 2002
The movie is a trove of delights.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
September 27, 2002
A poignant, artfully crafted meditation on mortality.
| Original Score: 8/10
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
September 25, 2002
It will break your heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Marta Barber
Miami Herald
September 20, 2002
A different movie -- sometimes tedious -- by a director many viewers would like to skip but film buffs should get to know.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 16, 2002
Wonderful performances and beautiful camera work.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
September 15, 2002
A masterful film from a master filmmaker, unique in its deceptive grimness, compelling in its fatalist worldview.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 13, 2002
Few films seem so wise and knowing about the fact of age and the approach of the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
September 12, 2002
A work of devastating simplicity and poetic tact and grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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