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Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) Reviews

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May 10, 2002
I found myself growing more and more frustrated and detached as Vincent became more and more abhorrent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 29, 2002
Time Out, which looks great but moves like molasses, is more interesting than truly involving.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 10, 2002
The drama discloses almost nothing.
April 19, 2002
I admire the closing scenes of the film, which seem to ask whether our civilization offers a cure for Vincent's complaint.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 11, 2002
In its treatment of the dehumanizing and ego-destroying process of unemployment, Time Out offers an exploration that is more accurate than anything I have seen in an American film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 26, 2002
Time Out is deep and delicious, growing more and more intriguing with each passing scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2002
Time Out plays out slowly, but Vincent's disconnectedness creates odd suspense and black humor.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 6, 2002
It's unnerving to see Recoing's bizzarre reaction to his unemployment. Good film, but very glum.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 10, 2002
What a modern horror story!
October 15, 2009
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
May 24, 2002
The film is darkly funny in its observation of just how much more grueling and time-consuming the illusion of work is than actual work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
March 29, 2002
Conveys the soul-shattering debilitations of unemployment and the spunk needed to survive while adrift in the universe.
April 10, 2002
Recoing's fantastic performance doesn't exactly reveal what makes Vincent tick, but perhaps any definitive explanation for it would have felt like a cheat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 25, 2002
...a quietly introspective portrait of the self-esteem of employment and the shame of losing a job...
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 4, 2002
a confident, richly acted, emotionally devastating piece of work and 2002's first great film
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 13, 2002
A hidden-agenda drama that shouts classic French nuance.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
June 24, 2002
Laurent Cantet has created an absorbing masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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
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