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The Future Reviews

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Raphael Abraham
Financial Times
November 3, 2011
July, who gave us the lovably odd Me and You and Everyone We Know, has layered on so much self-conscious whimsy - monologues from the cat, dialogues with the moon and other dashes of magical realism - that the central drama struggles to be heard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 10, 2013
Miranda July takes the twee and cute thing WAY too far this time
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
July 24, 2011
A combination of morbid self-absorption and playful quirk, The Future manages to botch both aspects.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
August 21, 2011
Miranda July's quiet charisma is a kick. But after a promising beginning, The Future falters.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Victoria Alexander
August 11, 2011
The writer/director/star is enchanted with herself. I hated the cat.
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
August 5, 2011
Overly precious poetic examination of a couple's eccentric attempts to evolve their lives will appeal to a rarified few.
Brian Orndorf
August 31, 2011
Miranda July has a way of making 90 minutes of incessant quirk feel like 30 years on a chain gang.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
July 29, 2011
A T-shirt creeps around on its own, a little girl likes being buried neck-deep in the backyard. Whatevs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
August 7, 2011
A talking cat and moon and a restless T-shirt distract from the story, creating what July intends as interesting textures but instead come across as a form of vandalism.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 4, 2011
I find her movies passively amusing, but not particularly deep or memorable.
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Jake Coyle
Associated Press
August 3, 2011
July, with her Chaplin eyes, perhaps knows too well how to play earnest and smart. But "The Future" feels progressively less adorned, even as it grows more magical.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 28, 2011
...a quirky little film with some humorous little touches, but what its author is trying to say is murky and its protagonist engenders no sympathy, in fact the opposite. The cult of July can continue without me.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 9, 2011
Kooky indie experimental film that might have something intelligent to say about leading a weird life, but was such a tiresome watch that it turned me off.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 25, 2013
Parece apenas interessado em lançar o meme dos "Lolcatz" como gênero cinematográfico.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 18, 2011
At times - not all the time, just enough to notice - July gets it backward.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 19, 2011
July is a provocative and honorably independent filmmaker, but given the meager rewards of investing our time, "The Future" wasn't worth the wait.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 7, 2011
...the suffocatingly nonsensical atmosphere [ensures] that even July's fans will be left scratching their heads on an progressively frequent basis.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Shawn Levy
August 11, 2011
There are moments of clever invention and wry humor throughout the film, but Sophie and Jason are more insufferable by several degrees than anyone in "Me and You," which was far more grounded in recognizable human experience.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 20, 2011
Nobody but July could have made a film so defiantly insufferable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Maggie Coughlan
Paste Magazine
January 22, 2013
Brent Simon
January 22, 2013
Sean Axmaker
House Next Door
January 22, 2013
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
January 22, 2013
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