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The Hours Reviews

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½ July 13, 2015
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July 12, 2015
Nicole Kidman shouldn't have gotten an Oscar for this
July 10, 2015
Empowered by enthralling performances from it's three powerful leads and a fascinating story, The Hours proves itself to be an utter masterpiece. No more or less.
½ July 6, 2015
Un intreccio di storie non particolarmente appassionante ma con molte star al suo interno. Un film intrinsecamente femminista che vuole essere al passo coi tempi (lesbiche, gay aids, depressione e molto altro). Perņ gli manca un po' di ritmo.
½ June 15, 2015
The acting is terrific and the movie is moving but holy crap what a downer.
½ June 13, 2015
The Hours is nothing more than an enjoyable drama, but the credit goes to the excellent performances.
½ June 11, 2015
Convinces you to not go on as much as to go on. Sobering, quite impressive.
June 8, 2015
Interesting film--powerful examination of unhappiness and the pursuit of happiness. But it's really the train station scene between Virginia Woolf and Leonard Woolf that sends a message and may, in some cases, hit close to home for people.
½ May 26, 2015
It may bear significance to those struggling with depression.
May 25, 2015
Fascinating movie that has amazing acting performances as well as amazing noses. It was very interesting how the stories were connected and how decisions made in one time period affected the other. I also loved how there were almost identical shots in each time period like the placing of the flowers or the breaking of the eggs. A very well made movie with great acting and directing.
½ May 9, 2015
The acting was great but that's about it..
May 4, 2015
Doomed(kurai), boring...don't know why it's high rated
½ April 4, 2015
The beautiful score, stellar cast and artistically seamless scene transitions are what bring this movie to life. At times it's too 'literary' in its approach with dialogue and/or character interactions that are too strange or vague to seem believable. What won me over was how cleverly this complicated film was strung together.
½ March 22, 2015
No connection to the characters. Boring af
March 10, 2015
An amazing movie, with a heart gripping message. It's three lead roles are astounding and phenomenal in each of their roles. The story is solid and captivating, i was the edge of my seat the whole time.
March 10, 2015
Michael Cunningham and Philip Glass. A match made in heaven.
February 12, 2015
Slow-moving but not uninteresting. Not simple-minded. Super performances. Also refreshing is how some of the characters are gay yet the situations they deal with aren't related to their sexual orientation.
February 11, 2015
It's a great pleasure to watch performances of such great acresses in one film, especially in such difficult roles of troubled people.
½ February 7, 2015
This is one of the most profound, honest, and hauntingly beautiful films I've ever seen. Kidman perfectly mimics Woolf. The Hours weaves a complex tale of the seemingly intermingled lives of complex women, all dealing with various internal crises at significant points of their lives. The film brings to attention the meaning, importance and preciousness of life, even when you fail to agree. Delicate, yet strong.
February 6, 2015
Based on the 1998 novel by Michael Cunningham, and directed by Stephen Daldrey (Billy Elliot (2000), The Reader (2008) and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)), this is a compelling drama set over different time periods but all interconnected in a unique way, 2 of the stories are connected by the work of the real life subject in the third. It's a thoughtful film, and it has a very good cast to it's name. In 1923, Virginia Woolf (Nicole Kidman) writes Mrs Dalloway in her home in the town of Richmond. She has suffered several breakdowns and is bipolar, and she feels like a prisoner in her own home. In 1951, Los Angeles housewife Laura Brown (Julianne Moore) is married to Dan (John C. Reilly) with son Richie (Jack Rovello), but she is unhappy in her marriage and she finds solace in reading Mrs Dalloway. In New York in 2001, Clarissa Vaughan (Meryl Streep) lives the life of Mrs. Dalloway, preparing a party in honour of her former lover and friend Richard Brown (Ed Harris), who is dying from AIDS, and is receiving a major literary award, but Richard isn't happy. It's a bleak film on the surface, all the stories are connected with the theme of suicide, but it's still very compelling, and the trio of actresses on display all give powerful performances, Kidman won the Best Actress Oscar for playing Woolf, but it's a shame her career has taken a downward turn ever since this film.
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