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Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) Reviews

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July 8, 2011
engaging character study that probes far deeper than American films dare tread
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 2, 2009
Laurent Cantet's sophomore film, a brilliant character study of the impact of unemployment on one ordinary man's life and personality, places him at the forefront of a new generation of exciting Gallic directors.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 15, 2005
Cantet takes his time, letting us become almost comfortable in Vincent's presence, then shocking us with the audacity of his lies.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 1, 2004
A nonviolent yet tragic tale of job alienation and self-worth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 21, 2004
Time Out ... manage[s] to remain compelling for all of its austerity and simplicity, acknowledging a strong performance by Recoing ...
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 10, 2004
Here's a sleepy little treasure folks! Veteran French stage actor, Aurélien Recoing, looms in the film. He is at once foreboding and inviting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 17, 2003
A fascinating, unique exploration of the nature of work.
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January 16, 2003
An intriguing character study and a meditation on the psychology of work and the nature of scams.
December 8, 2002
Quiet and slow-paced, as all the finest French films are, Time Out modestly redefines the psychological thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 8, 2002
From a deceptively simple premise, this deeply moving French drama develops a startling story that works both as a detailed personal portrait and as a rather frightening examination of modern times.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2002
Locked out, by choice or chance, Vincent strikes a profound chord in this startling, evocative film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 13, 2002
This film may not restore one's confidence in global capitalism and how it shapes human relations, but for a tonic to restore one's faith in cinema art in a period of diminishing rewards it should not be missed.
September 9, 2002
Paced like a Chabrol film and just as riveting.
August 12, 2002
Consistently interesting, often moving, anchored by a nuanced performance by Recoing
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 9, 2002
The movie could have toppled easily without a strong lead actor, and fortunately, Vincent's inner turmoil is entirely convincing, thanks to Recoing's subtle turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 2, 2002
Time Out is as serious as a pink slip. And more than that, it's an observant, unfussily poetic meditation about identity and alienation.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 2, 2002
Cantet perfectly captures the hotel lobbies, two-lane highways, and roadside cafes that permeate Vincent's days
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 26, 2002
Time Out is deep and delicious, growing more and more intriguing with each passing scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 11, 2002
a powerful look at how surprisingly fragile an ordinary life can be.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
July 9, 2002
It is the kind of fine, original work that critics and discriminating filmgoers applaud.
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