Critics Consensus

Chronic demands patience from the viewer -- and yields rich dividends with an affecting story and a committed starring performance by Tim Roth.



Total Count: 59


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David is an in-home nurse who works with terminally ill patients. Efficient and dedicated to his profession, David develops strong, even intimate, relationships with each person he cares for. But outside of his work, David is ineffectual, awkward, and reserved--effects of his chronic depression--and he needs each patient as much as they need him. Having long carried a burden of guilt and remorse, David must face his past in order to heal.

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  • Oct 30, 2017
    It may be slow for some viewers and the conclusion rather disappointing, but those with patience will find a sensitive character study that benefits from a delicate performance by Tim Roth, reminding us of the power of subtlety and resonance of what is not said out loud.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 05, 2016
    A mesmerisingly good performance from Tim Roth is chief among the reasons for watching this humane, oddly tense, and simply shot film with echoes of Michael Haneke. The supporting cast are also superb and characters and script feel naturalistic. I was expecting a controversial ending and actually got the exact one I thought was going to happen. It didn't anger me like it has other reviewers, but it does feel like it was just a way for the film to end. It doesn't feel tacked on, or nihilistic, it just *is*, which is not to say it's not disappointing. Some sort of more rational or, heck, even more cathartic resolution would likely have worked better.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer

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