The Long Day Closes Reviews

March 7, 2019
The Long Day Closes is essentially Davies's distilled recollection of himself at 11, a seemingly friendless child in a dismal working-class Liverpool, transfixed by his experience of the cinema.
October 30, 2018
Terence Davies' most underrated work: a cinematic hymn to the echoes and sensations of childhood - a paradise gained and lost.
August 30, 2018
Little more than a glorified scrapbook.
July 24, 2018
There is no story here.
April 17, 2018
Davies and his brilliant cinematographer, Michael Coulter, have created images to be savored in the dark, portraits that make dramatic use of light and shadow.
February 29, 2016
[An] exquisite, impressionistic, largely autobiographical reverie ...
April 3, 2014
There's no traditional story to speak of here, no dramatic conflict to send the characters off on a goal or motivating action to set a series of events in motion. Rather, Davies offers cinematic snapshots capturing privileged moments...
February 7, 2014
[T]hough his work is always suffused with melancholy, the predominate feeling of The Long Day Closes is one of deep, enveloping love for the music, movies, and comforts of his youth.
January 29, 2014
Davies keeps looking back until it hurts, and that's where his art begins.
August 18, 2012
Though not as fully realized and touching as the original masterpiece of Distant Voices, the sequel is very much worth seeing.
March 26, 2012
The Long Day Closes posits its pubescent protagonist as a tiny camera absorbing and transforming the reality all around him.
July 2, 2005
July 30, 2003
July 18, 2003
An inventive and lovely celebration of what director Terence Davies calls " the poetry of the ordinary."
March 4, 2003
January 1, 2000
This film is a love letter to the cinema.
January 1, 2000