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Hours Reviews

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 23, 2014
Walker's performance - along with the film - gets more and more engrossing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
December 13, 2013
While uneven, the film is uniquely involving - right down to a final shot that will break your heart into a million pieces.
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Susan Wloszczyna
RogerEbert.com
December 13, 2013
For those who wish to see [Walker] at his best, "Hours" is worth the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
December 12, 2013
Hurricane Katrina has already been pretty thoroughly mined for documentaries and fictional stories, but "Hours" holds your interest nonetheless.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 12, 2013
Most of the movie elicits tense empathy, which builds to a genuinely nerve-wracking sense of dread.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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December 12, 2013
Take away the on-the-nose title and some half-hearted stabs at symbolism, and what's left is a B-thriller of the "they don't make 'em like they used to" variety.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
December 11, 2013
Hours has a great B-movie premise, but at 97 minutes, the strain of keeping the story going, and throwing more obstacles in Nolan's way, starts to show.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 11, 2013
To the extent the film has an idea, it's that people can be at their worst (or best) in extremis, but the situations it devises (such as an armed looter who wanders in to steal some of Nolan's junk food) are blandly realized.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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R. Kurt Osenlund
Time Out
December 11, 2013
There's something vexing about the use of a baby as narrative device, and the movie leans too heavily on her inborn potential for heart-tuggery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
December 10, 2013
Here's a hero who's maybe like you, suffering like you might but also scraping through like you hope you could.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
December 9, 2013
An ingeniously simple setup is cunningly exploited for maximum suspense in Hours, a slow-building, consistently engrossing drama.