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Nostalgia combines talented actors and honorable intentions, but poky pacing and a lack of depth make it unlikely the end result will ever inspire the titular emotion.



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The film follows the lives of people connected through loss, examining the human process of finding love and solace in the artifacts and memories we share with each other.

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All Critics (53) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (21) | Rotten (32)

  • Here, director Mark Pellington seems to be aiming at a portrayal of nostalgia itself, with the people feeling it serving as necessary but ultimately unimportant vessels, the way a doctor researching cancer needs to see it working on a patient.

    Mar 2, 2018 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…
  • Only a few of the characters are well-developed enough to sustain the movie's interest, while the rest speak in obscure, poetic dialogue that repeats the central thesis ad nauseam.

    Mar 2, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Nostalgia" is an effective portrait of lives lived, told through shifting stories that examine the various ways in which we categorize our memories.

    Mar 2, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • It's a film steeped in melancholy that gently reminds us to live life fully before it's time to say goodbye.

    Mar 1, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A well-meaning, expertly acted film, it unfortunately drowns in its own sorrow, making its commercial prospects dim.

    Feb 23, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

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  • A slow, talky and only faintly moving meditation on mortality and memory.

    Feb 22, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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