Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) Reviews

Page 1 of 5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
July 8, 2011
engaging character study that probes far deeper than American films dare tread
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 15, 2009
| Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
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
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
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-
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 1, 2004
A nonviolent yet tragic tale of job alienation and self-worth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Greg Muskewitz
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
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
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
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
January 17, 2003
A fascinating, unique exploration of the nature of work.
Full Review
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 16, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
January 16, 2003
An intriguing character study and a meditation on the psychology of work and the nature of scams.
Tim Merrill
Film Threat
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
Rich Cline
Film Threat
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
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
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
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.
Eric D. Snider
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Page 1 of 5