L'Heure d'été (Summer Hours) Reviews

January 14, 2010
December 7, 2009
Supposedly a meditation on globalization and family ties, but to this reviewer it is much more of a French art movie version of Antique Roadshow.
June 25, 2009
Parts of Summer Hours feel very much like real life, which is both the film's strength and its ultimate weakness.
May 16, 2009
Has exquisite cinematography and an initially intriguing plot, but that doesn't compensate for its bland and meandering screenplay that lacks palpable dramatic tension and fails to bring any of its characters to life.
May 15, 2009
Even for a French drama, Summer Hours is so slow as to be practically still.
April 3, 2009
Summer Hours meanders along as a restrained mood piece, and is quite good and moving in parts, but it's just plain flat in others.