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I'm Going Home Reviews

November 27, 2002
Elliptical as it is perceptive.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 22, 2002
Stylistically adventurous.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 15, 2002
The kind of quiet masterpiece that fully registers only after you've seen it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 1, 2002
Subtly powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2002
Watching this gentle, mesmerizing portrait of a man coming to terms with time, you barely realize your mind is being blown.
October 17, 2002
The movie is a trove of delights.
September 20, 2002
A different movie -- sometimes tedious -- by a director many viewers would like to skip but film buffs should get to know.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 16, 2002
Wonderful performances and beautiful camera work.
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
September 12, 2002
A work of devastating simplicity and poetic tact and grace.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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 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
Judging from the strength of this superbly enigmatic film, Oliveira himself seems far from ready to go home.
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 14, 2002
Piccoli is superb as an aging actor named Gilbert Valence.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
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
April 19, 2002
At the film's centre is a precisely layered performance by an actor in his mid-seventies, Michel Piccoli.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
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.