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The Time Being (2013)



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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) Tribecamore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Nenad Cicin-Sain, Richard N. Gladstein
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On DVD: Mar 10, 2014
Tribeca Film - Official Site


Gina Gallego
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Critic Reviews for The Time Being

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8)

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

Full Review… | August 1, 2013
Arizona Republic
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"The Time Being'' looks sharp, but it's about as dramatically satisfying as watching paint dry.

Full Review… | July 26, 2013
New York Post
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An exhaustingly pretentious heave of artistic self-involvement, "The Time Being" takes an exceptionally handsome journey to nowhere at all.

Full Review… | July 25, 2013
New York Times
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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.

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

Full Review… | July 25, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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Snail paced, insufferably portentous, and virtually devoid of notable incident ...

Full Review… | July 25, 2013
AV Club
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