NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage Reviews

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 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
"NOW," in the end, celebrates a warm and particular type of family values.
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
Of mild interest to aficionados and Spacey fans, but almost terminally bland.
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.
May 1, 2014
Vanity, thy name is Kevin Spacey.
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.
April 24, 2014
In the end, all NOW reveals is that talented people did a difficult thing in far-off places - and that now they have a video scrapbook.