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I'm Going Home Reviews

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September 6, 2002
De Oliveira gives us a witty, moving, yet unsentimental study of mortality that ranks among the best work of his career.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 5, 2002
In I'm Going Home, de Oliveira, as alive as any filmmaker, captures the way that tragedy can eat away at even those who've long outlived it.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 5, 2002
What a role this is for Piccoli, who plays the hubristic king, the bereaved husband, the grand artist, in tones that range from thunder to whisper.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 30, 2002
De Oliveira creates an emotionally rich, poetically plump and visually fulsome, but never showy, film whose bittersweet themes are reinforced and brilliantly personified by Michel Piccoli.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 30, 2002
A film of precious increments artfully camouflaged as everyday activities.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 29, 2002
If it seems like a minor miracle that its septuagenarian star is young enough to be the nonagenarian filmmaker's son, more incredible still are the clear-eyed boldness and quiet irony with which actor and director take on life's urgent questions.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 29, 2002
Ostensibly pedestrian in its depiction of Valence's foibles on and off stage, the film studiously avoids cinematic and emotional grandstanding in favor of extremely subtle but generally effective portraiture.
August 29, 2002
Judging from the strength of this superbly enigmatic film, Oliveira himself seems far from ready to go home.
August 23, 2002
De Oliveira seems not only to have read John Berger's famous essay On Looking, but also to have taken it as his personal instruction manual for filmmaking.
August 22, 2002
An old man's film in terms of its subject, star and protagonist, 76-year-old Michel Piccoli, but not in terms of its rigorous style or its austere denial of sentimentality and self-pity.
August 17, 2002
A touching drama about old age and grief with a tour de force performance by Michel Piccoli.
August 17, 2002
Speaks eloquently about the symbiotic relationship between art and life.
August 14, 2002
This is one of Oliveira's most engaging, most accessible films to date.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 14, 2002
Piccoli is superb as an aging actor named Gilbert Valence.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 14, 2002
A miraculous movie, I'm Going Home is so slight, yet overflows with wisdom and emotion.
Read More | Original Score: 10/10
August 13, 2002
Greets the inevitability of death with remarkable candor and depth.
August 13, 2002
Escaping the studio, Piccoli is warmly affecting and so is this adroitly minimalist movie.
May 22, 2002
Piccoli gives a superb performance full of deep feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 13, 2002
While this gentle and affecting melodrama will have luvvies in raptures, it's far too slight and introspective to appeal to anything wider than a niche audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 24, 2002
Ample proof of the director's great wit and wisdom.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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