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A Useful Life (2011)




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Uruguay's official selection for the 2010 Academy Awards, LA VIDA UTIL, screens with Veiroj's award-winning short AS FOLLOWS at Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. -- (C) FiGa


Critic Reviews for A Useful Life

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (2)

[A] short, sweet, slow-tempo Uruguayan film...

January 10, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Shot in color but produced in edible, Oreo-toned black and white, A Useful Life transitions seamlessly from indoors to outdoors, from nostalgia to hope.

January 13, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5

An intriguing film that raises some interesting issues about the future of exhibition in the digital, mainstream-centric age, whilst not completely working as a piece of dramatic cinema in its own right.

August 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A charming ode to the big screen.

August 27, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Exhilaratingly idiosyncratic, Veiroj's film is ultimately an ode to the blind faith in the transformative power of film.

July 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Pleasant enough, but so slight it barely sustains 65 minutes.

January 23, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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