NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage Reviews

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.
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.
May 8, 2014
It's that rare film that captures and conveys the romance of the theatrical experience.
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 2, 2014
Spacey serves as an engaging, amiable host but also offers spot-on observations about the demanding role.
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."
May 1, 2014
The film serves an effective marketing tool after all, with some lively footage and funny interviews. It's just too bad viewers can't see the actual play.
May 1, 2014
It's more like an unusually lavish DVD extra that might accompany a film of one of the stage performances.
May 1, 2014
This engrossing documentary winds up being about nothing less than making one of Shakespeare's greatest works come alive through hard work - and the spark that happens within an acting company.
April 30, 2014
A valentine to the life of the theater..the kind of movie that allows you to see other people's passion at work.
April 30, 2014
Aimed fair and square at those who saw production, or who wished they had ...
April 29, 2014
For an American like Spacey to take on this part at Britain's Old Vic, where he's served as artistic director for a decade, was certainly a risk; to take it on a world tour, from Beijing to Brooklyn, another.