The Time Being

2013

The Time Being

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Daniel (Wes Bentley) is a struggling young artist whose ambitions have pushed his marriage to the brink. When a reclusive millionaire named Warner (Frank Langella) purchases one of his pieces, he hopes for additional commissions from a new benefactor. Instead, Werner offers him a series of increasingly bizarre surveillance assignments. As Daniel starts to unravel the secrets behind the requests, he must determine if Warner is out to further his career or ruin his life. (c) Tribeca

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  • A brittle, pompous drama about artists and the price they pay for inspiration.

    Aug 1, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Director Nemad Cicin-Sain and co-writer Richard N. Gladstein are both guilty of serving up a totally empty, tonally confused meditation on the creative process.

    Jul 26, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • "The Time Being'' looks sharp, but it's about as dramatically satisfying as watching paint dry.

    Jul 26, 2013 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • An exhaustingly pretentious heave of artistic self-involvement, "The Time Being" takes an exceptionally handsome journey to nowhere at all.

    Jul 25, 2013 | Rating: 2/5
  • While the underdeveloped script - co-written by Richard Gladstein - never earns its sense of self-importance, the visuals are evocative enough to draw us further into the movie's ultimately unsatisfying mysteries.

    Jul 25, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Not to be glib, but sitting through the art-centric chamber piece "The Time Being" is truly like watching paint dry.

    Jul 25, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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