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L'Heure d'été (Summer Hours) Reviews

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Frédéric Bonnaud
Film Comment Magazine

( ... ) Summer Hours is Assayas's best film set on home turf-the one that best puts things in perspective and loudly proclaims that one must know how to shed dead skin to go on living.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

November 17, 2013
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Has the feel, if not the look, of an old man's film, a meditation on the passing of time.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

August 26, 2011
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...leisurely paced but intensely gripping film - which doesn't lend itself to facile capsulization - follows three generations of a French family as they prepare for the imminent death of their matriarch

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 88/100

June 2, 2010
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

manages a sense of genuine poignancy that never becomes sticky or sentimental

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 14, 2010
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

The film resonates with emotions as authentic as the details. ... And it asks us to ponder what makes the objects in our lives meaningful.

Full Review Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: 9/10

May 11, 2010
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

The film and its characters are smart, sincere and fully alive in ways we rarely have the opportunity to see.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

May 1, 2010
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

The [movie's] concern might feel a little old-fashioned ... but in this film it's reasonably, solemnly, and levelheadedly expressed.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 8/10

January 12, 2010
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

A subtle, flawlessly acted, keenly observed family drama and poignant meditation on memory, identity, and history in the age of postmodernism and globalization.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

December 22, 2009
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A well-constructed film about the end of a life and uncertainty about the future.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

December 21, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Surprisingly wonderful, as if Assayas finally found a space in which to stretch out.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

December 17, 2009
William Goss
Orlando Weekly

The sheer banality of the proceedings -- appraisals! attorneys! -- threatens to rob those few poignant moments of their own dramatic value.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

December 17, 2009
Derek Elley
Variety
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Assayas' script is more allusive than demonstrative, with a distinct whiff of Eric Rohmer in its conversational blocks separated by fadeouts.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 16, 2009
Karina Longworth
SpoutBlog

A lament for the lost luxuries of time and space.

Full Review Source: SpoutBlog

November 18, 2009
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Intense yet airy

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 25, 2009
Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com
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n Summer Hours, Olivier Assayas's gently provocative rumination on family and possessions, a trio of siblings wrestles with the problem of what to do with the old homestead once Mother is gone.

Full Review Source: Film.com

August 23, 2009
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A subdued, chatty and poignant family drama.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

August 18, 2009
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Offers the sense that what is now being dismantled was itself the result of people who in their own way had rejected an earlier past.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

July 29, 2009
Marc Mohan
Oregonian

A keenly observed, typically high-quality family drama of the sort only the French seem capable of making anymore.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: A-

July 24, 2009
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

The acting is superb and the cinematography is top drawer. French films are not shy about tackling real-life issues in a meaningful way

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 3/4

July 10, 2009
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

It's not sentimental. Yet it's devastating.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

July 10, 2009
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