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Dreams of a Life Reviews

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
June 18, 2013
Somewhere at the bottom of this story is an ache about the value of a life.
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David Thomson
The New Republic
June 13, 2013
Its holes or omissions cannot diminish the gaping eloquence of the situation and the questions that arise.
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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
August 3, 2012
Dreams of a Life unintentionally amounts to a mean-spirited snooze.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 2, 2012
For all its subtext about identity and London's social fabric, "Dreams of a Life" leaves too many blanks and is ultimately more frustrating than rewarding.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Charles Gant
Variety
August 1, 2012
A riveting tale of a onetime vivacious personality, described by those who knew her as "stunning," "lovely," and "very well liked," but who nevertheless died alone, friendless and seemingly missed by nobody.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
July 31, 2012
Director Morley has at least restored something of a soul to her subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
July 31, 2012
Left with barely any there there, Morley compensates with long reenactments starring look-alike Zawe Ashton that are never quite convincing but instead suck more air out of the haunting vacuum left behind in Vincent's wake.
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
December 15, 2011
Morley's film is a mirror. How much do we know ourselves? How much do others know us? It works on the ego as much as it works on our empathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5