NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage Reviews

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December 14, 2019
Creating a warmth that feels like a family home video travelogue, scenic visuals are balanced with interviews guaranteed to inspire not only theatre actors and theatre-goers, but travelers alike.
November 8, 2018
Now is not the type of film that would probably be viewed more than once, however, the takeaway is strong; theater is alive and well and continues to impact audiences everyday with its message.
May 16, 2016
Shakespeare for short attention spans.
August 15, 2014
Less a film than a brochure, offering lush, alluring scenery alongside a collection of ultimately shallow teasers.
June 20, 2014
Shamelessly partisan, Jeremy Whelehan's film combines thoughtful pontificating with rather too many tributes to Spacey's leadership and generosity.
June 6, 2014
Despite the distinct talent of all of those involved - from Spacey to Mendes to Whelehan, the biggest winner in this instance is a certain William Shakespeare.
June 6, 2014
It's as cozy and self-congratulating as you'd expect from a thing executive-produced and distributed by Spacey.
June 5, 2014
As if screening filmed plays in cinemas wasn't perverse enough, here's a making-of for a long-gone theatrical event: the production of Richard III by Sam Mendes's Bridge Project that toured worldwide.
June 3, 2014
More play, less luvvies please.
May 15, 2014
There is nothing that drives this film except a tone of inward-gazing self-importance, sweetened by the sentimental bonding of the play's cast and crew and Whelehan's touristy location shots.
May 8, 2014
It's that rare film that captures and conveys the romance of the theatrical experience.
May 8, 2014
The camaraderie among the players, some of whom have interesting stories of their own, tends to shut out any sense of audience response, aside from the ovation that reliably greets the star as soon as he appears onstage.
May 8, 2014
Over the course of the film, a sense of the cast's camaraderie comes through, the almost family feeling that takes over among people thrown together in such intimate circumstances.
May 6, 2014
While NOW is an echo of Spacey's hubris and chicanery, it's also an object lesson on being in charge of your career. As such, it's a doc actors shouldn't miss.
May 4, 2014
NOW: In the Wings On A World Stage is a flat and only sporadically fascinating documentary that will likely disappoint fans of both Spacey and Shakespeare.
May 2, 2014
Spacey serves as an engaging, amiable host but also offers spot-on observations about the demanding role.
May 2, 2014
"Istanbul is so exotic," is one reaction from a young actor, and that's about as good as the commentary gets.
May 1, 2014
A more interesting documentary would have further investigated the phenomenon of Shakespeare resonating with such diverse locales.
May 1, 2014
"NOW," in the end, celebrates a warm and particular type of family values.
May 1, 2014
A gift not just for Kevin Spacey and theatre fans but for viewers who thrill to travel, live performance, and insights into "the process."
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