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Starting Out in the Evening Reviews

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ut when all is finally revealed it’s gesture—especially the hands—that lifts this film into the ranks of extraordinary and ... bears repeated viewings to savour the subtlety and intimate sense of self.

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

July 23, 2009
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

Starting Out in the Evening has a formidable performance by Frank Langella to recommend it.

Full Review Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 2, 2009
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A bravura performance from Frank Langella blended into a lackluster story.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 30, 2008
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Awkward and sometimes overly subtle, but compelling performances by a cast of normally supporting actors who make the most of their much deserved chance to carry a film.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B

July 19, 2008
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Wagner has turned the page on a promising career, and it will be exciting to see what the next chapter brings.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

February 28, 2008
Jonathan F. Richards
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Starting Out in the Evening is thrilling in a way that a movie larded with car chases and explosions can seldom be, because of the way it deals with that basic building block of civilization, the creative process.

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February 24, 2008

Criminally overlooked, this is a great movie, about which I could find no complaint or overt flaw except feeling that Taylor (whom I do love) was mostly a distraction. See it if you can.

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 16, 2008
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Langella's nuanced performance saves the film; the actor has an understated but powerful role, and he takes full advantage.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

February 8, 2008
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Wagner's film is an elegy of sorts for that once-mighty beast known as the New York Writer, a creature that now finds itself increasingly marginalized in a world in which readers are getting scarcer and shelf space for serious fiction is dwindling daily.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

February 8, 2008
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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It's Langella's performance that anchors the film.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 7, 2008
Shawn Levy

By and large, Starting Out in the Evening is smart and considered and grown-up and credibly human filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B-

February 1, 2008
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Just may be the best film of 2007 that you've probably never heard of.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 30, 2008
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

Starting Out in the Evening is just a movie about a dignified old white man who writes novels, slowly, on a typewriter. Clever concept.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

January 23, 2008
Philip Marchand
Toronto Star
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What to do with this light, while it lasts? [Director] Wagner's problem is to find an answer to that question and also to offer some resolution to the conflicts of honesty and compromise the movie portrays.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 18, 2008
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

A dry, insightful and sensitive drama.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3/5

January 18, 2008
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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A strong cast and a literate script make for a refreshingly subtle film.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

January 18, 2008
Beverly Berning

This is Frank Langella's movie. He's been given a plum of role, and he bites into it with amazing grace and precision.

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January 14, 2008
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

[Frank Langella] is a god of sorts to those who've followed his career for 30 years with an appreciation for subtle, forceful acting, and he's at the top of his game in Starting Out in the Evening.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer | Original Score: 3/4

January 11, 2008
Eric D. Snider

Watching Frank Langella in this film is like seeing a brilliant new actor give his breakthrough performance.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B+

January 10, 2008
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A film so quiet that just the crunch of buttered popcorn might drown out some of its subtleties.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3/4

January 10, 2008
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