Pavilion

Pavilion

100%
  • Unrated, 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Tim Sutton
    In Theaters:
    Mar 1, 2013 Limited
  • Independent Pictures

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Pavilion Reviews

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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
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Shallow-focus photography sharpens the action and gives the seemingly banal images a sense of drama, capturing the urgency of childhood without resorting to histrionics.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 27, 2013
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Chicago Sun-Times
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If you're already on the movie's wavelength, it can be entrancing. If not, "Pavilion" may come off as flat and aimless.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 1, 2013
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Mr. Sutton tends toward quiet. And while his characters don't say a lot in these 70 ephemeral minutes, he says enough to make you wonder what's next.

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

February 28, 2013
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE

A startlingly perceptive first feature.

Full Review Source: indieWIRE

February 27, 2013
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

George Washington this isn't, but there's enough heft here that the comparison can be tastefully made.

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

February 26, 2013
Michael Atkinson
Time Out New York
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A lovely sonatina of a movie, brief and aching.

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

February 26, 2013
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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Observant but not revealing, free-form but not quite experimental, the obliquely titled "Pavilion" is a mood piece in search of a construct.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 12, 2013
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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A cynical advisor told Sutton he should market his film as a documentary. That label would prepare potential viewers for Pavilion's lack of story, but it would make a lie of the movie's patient, finely drawn loveliness.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

February 27, 2013
Peter Debruge
Variety
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The beauty of the footage is undeniable, and the aimlessness never overstays its welcome as the film documents that strange stretch in our lives when nothing seems to matter more than the present moment, suspended in a sort of idle immortality.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 27, 2013
Noel Murray
The Dissolve

The lack of anything resembling a narrative at times makes Pavilion feel more like a demo-reel than a movie, but the fleeting moments Sutton has captured are so vibrant that they accumulate into something that hums.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 30, 2013
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Sutton's approach is observation: We're not so much pulled into a narrative as watching images float in ethereal atmospheres.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

April 18, 2013
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