Museum Hours Reviews

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March 6, 2014
Sommer is perfect. So is O'Hara. This is the "Before Sunrise" for a very different (and platonic) pair of individuals.
January 6, 2014
Amid all the looking and dissection, Cohen demonstrates an understanding of the individual need for increasingly elusive privacy that feels urgent, wistful, and quaint.
November 15, 2013
The quiet time that Johann and Anne spend during museum hours -- and after his shifts on trips around the city -- offer solace in their mutual solitude. Museum Hours is an introverted companion for its viewers.
November 14, 2013
The two leads contribute fresh, genuine performances, and what might have been a musty academic exercise gains in tension from Cohen's deft juxtaposing of vocal narration, character detail, and majestic artwork.
October 9, 2013
It's as if Cohen had lived for centuries among these places, and sometimes with art that encapsulates these centuries, and is pleasantly imprisoned within its strength.
September 19, 2013
It has its tedium, but it's not bad. At times, it's actually quite good.
September 12, 2013
Cohen's spare but spectacularly visualized film follows a pair of middle-aged strangers who meet in a Viennese art museum and proceed to walk and talk.
September 6, 2013
Museum Hours is melancholy yet full of humour; educational and entertaining.
September 5, 2013
This is one of those rare films that may change the way you view the world.
September 5, 2013
A look around Vienna's legendary gallery provides some unexpectedly enlightening moments.
September 5, 2013
Museum Hours is that rare thing: a movie about high art that's not only nice if you can afford it.
September 5, 2013
Cohen's vivid eye for forlorn urban spaces makes this as geographically evocative as his other work, but it's a film of clearly etched themes, too, about the solace of growing old as well as the slight sadness of unlived lives.
September 4, 2013
Its encouragement to let ourselves be captivated by everyday humanity as well as the old masters is both richly illuminating and quirkily endearing.
August 29, 2013
An enthralling and sometimes droll meditation on life, art and mortality, not to mention Internet porn and its influence on modern art.
August 15, 2013
"Museum Hours" is every bit as masterfully conceived and executed as the art works that serve as the film's lively cast of supporting characters.
August 15, 2013
Difficult to describe but not to enjoy.
August 1, 2013
A lot of it works, some of it doesn't.
July 18, 2013
One of the world's great art museums, the Kunsthistoriches is the true star of the movie "Museum Hours."
July 5, 2013
It's a hybrid drama/art-history essay about how looking at art recasts our experience of looking at the world.
July 4, 2013
The languid pace, long silences and lack of purpose and dramatic tension will leave some looking at their watches.
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