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I'm Going Home Reviews

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Mark R. Leeper
November 9, 2001
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
April 19, 2002
Piccoli's performance is amazing, yes, but the symbols of loss and denial and life-at-arm's-length in the film seem irritatingly transparent.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 13, 2002
Few films seem so wise and knowing about the fact of age and the approach of the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
August 29, 2002
Judging from the strength of this superbly enigmatic film, Oliveira himself seems far from ready to go home.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 28, 2001
Like a precious and finely cut diamond, magnificent to behold in its sparkling beauty yet in reality it's one tough rock.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 16, 2002
Wonderful performances and beautiful camera work.
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
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.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 15, 2002
The kind of quiet masterpiece that fully registers only after you've seen it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 7, 2002
One of the greatest films I've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
It reaffirms life as it looks in the face of death.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 17, 2002
A touching drama about old age and grief with a tour de force performance by Michel Piccoli.
Arthur Lazere
October 26, 2002
Oliveira trusts the intelligence of his audience...In the life of the city he suggests the ongoing life of humanity, the context in which individual mortality must be contemplated.
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
November 21, 2002
A minor film with major pleasures from Portuguese master Manoel de Oliviera...
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 28, 2012
An understated film that touches on greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 22, 2001
Gives you the steady pulse of life in a beautiful city viewed through the eyes of a character who, in spite of tragic loss and increasing decrepitude, knows in his bones that he is one of the luckiest men alive.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
April 19, 2002
If that old bromide about the universal power of simple storytelling seems to bear repeating, it's because every powerful story simply told seems new in the telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
August 13, 2002
Escaping the studio, Piccoli is warmly affecting and so is this adroitly minimalist movie.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
September 12, 2002
A work of devastating simplicity and poetic tact and grace.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 17, 2002
The movie is a trove of delights.
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