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February 28, 2011
The performances feel honest, and are perfectly attuned to Ivory's sauntering directorial pace. No one is in a hurry to have any epiphanies or enjoy the release of emotional catharsis. I appreciated it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 9, 2010
A rich and engaging film from one of cinema?s grand masters
October 9, 2010
With all the cinematic trademarks of a James Ivory film, this adaptation of Peter Cameron?s novel seduces us slowly, as we get to know the characters whose lives are intertwined for better and for worse
August 1, 2010
It's like Paul McCartney's songs after the split with John Lennon - there's some good stuff, but nothing classic.
June 25, 2010
A movie that feels as if it should have been a masterpiece. As it is, it's flawed, uneven work but deserves careful viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 18, 2010
Like all Merchant/Ivory films, The City of Your Final Destination quietly shimmers.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 11, 2010
City is a talky melodrama, and some of the dialogue is oddly stiff. But it's a pleasure to watch great actors dig into this literary material, and the movie looks sunny and spectacular.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 10, 2010
There's no dramatic mainspring to the story, but the civilized dialogue is refreshing, the South American locations are lovely and Jorge Drexler's score is rapturously romantic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 26, 2010
It's gorgeous to look at. It has literate, well-spoken people. It has marvelously sensitive performances from Hopkins and Sanada.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 7, 2010
One can dislike half of what Merchant Ivory has done and yet, in principle, still support the cause. Cutting-edge isn't all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2010
A small film, at times a creaky one -- but I liked it.
April 16, 2010
A sophisticated drama about love and literary matters skillfully and sensitively directed by James Ivory.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 16, 2010
Partly because the rarefied aesthetic climes conjured by the film barely exist anymore, its story feels as quaint as the once-vital Merchant Ivory ethos of hothouse nostalgia -- with its antique-shop sensibility and Anglo-European snob appeal -- does.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 16, 2010
A piercing and intelligent dramedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 16, 2010
The City of Your Final Destination is a fine, familiar addition to the Merchant Ivory oeuvre.
April 15, 2010
The new film from James Ivory is leisurely paced, lacking in narrative drive perhaps, but rich in nuance, dialogue and atmosphere. Marvelous performances by Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
April 14, 2010
This movie is a triumph.
April 14, 2010
James Ivory and cast make every scene flutter with feeling in this adaptation of Peter Cameron's 2002 novel, written for the screen by Ivory's collaborator-of-50-years, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.
April 13, 2010
Quiet, deliberate and understated in its humor and romance...a subtle, polished story...There is, one hopes, still room for a film as charming and layered as this one.
April 12, 2010
Elegant, enthralling journey into self-discovery - with James Ivory continuing the richly refined, tantalizing, exotic Merchant/Ivory storytelling tradition.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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