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January 15, 2012
Those who enjoy this elegiac film will enjoy it very much. I did.
January 13, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 12, 2012
A slight piece this, but engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 12, 2012
The film is short, at 67 minutes, but teasing, mazy, memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 12, 2012
Utterly irresistible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 12, 2012
Cinema is dead! Long live the cinema!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 11, 2012
A small film with a big heart, Federcio Veiroj's tale of a beleaguered cinematheque and its life-shy film programmer, is a charming ode to the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 10, 2012
[A] short, sweet, slow-tempo Uruguayan film...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 9, 2012
A beautiful representation of innocence and naivety.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 25, 2011
Dedicated to cinephiles everywhere, this pocket-vest valentine of a film examines the comforts and limits of movie love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 15, 2011
A Useful Life exists for filmgoers to feel good about being filmgoers; to provide validation for all those romantic notions movie lovers entertain as they sit in the dark for huge chunks of their (our) lives.
May 13, 2011
A cinephiliac work from a mature vantage point in which movie-love goes hand in hand with an awareness of the fragility of cultural institutions and a faith in romance extending beyond silver screens.
January 14, 2011
A Useful Life blooms as a study of cinephilia as a means to a sheltered end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 13, 2011
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 23, 2012
Pleasant enough, but so slight it barely sustains 65 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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