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Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) Reviews

October 15, 2009
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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
May 10, 2002
The drama discloses almost nothing.
May 10, 2002
What a modern horror story!
May 10, 2002
Human Resources was a good, straightforward tale, but Time Out is better. It's haunting. It's like a poem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 10, 2002
Moody, reflective and acutely noticing, Time Out is less a drama than a cinematic essay about one man's experience in an era defined for professional and laborer by downsizing.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 10, 2002
Time Out is existential drama without any of the pretension associated with the term.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 9, 2002
As bizarre as it is, Vincent's gradual estrangement from society is also easy to identify with, which makes Time Out especially compelling.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2002
From those first moments behind the windshield, Time Out draws you into its world of quiet deception.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 3, 2002
Skip work to see it at the first opportunity.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 2, 2002
A sad, visually stunning commentary on life in the new economy, Time Out does two things very well.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 26, 2002
Cantet beautifully illuminates what it means sometimes to be inside looking out, and at other times outside looking in.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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 19, 2002
A taut psychological thriller that doesn't waste a moment of its two-hour running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 18, 2002
Writer-director Cantet, the filmmaker responsible for the similarly provocative Human Resources, has an extremely arid sensibility.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2002
Time Out is not just an especially subtle and thoughtful psychological drama, it's a provocative, even an unnerving one as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
April 11, 2002
Cantet is singularly skilled at evoking the universal condition of such tragic ordinariness.
Full Review | Original Score: A
April 10, 2002
Perhaps we should treasure Time Out for what it is, and preserve it just in case there will not be many movies like it in the future.
April 1, 2002
From spiritual rebirth to bruising defeat, Vincent's odyssey resonates in a profound way, comparable to the classic films of Jean Renoir.
March 29, 2002
Like its middle-aged protagonist, the film goes a little flabby in its center, but is kept compelling by the quirky charisma of Serge Lizrovet as a con man who comes to Vincent's aid, and the chameleonic smoothness of its star.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 29, 2002
Time Out, which looks great but moves like molasses, is more interesting than truly involving.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 28, 2002
Together [Time Out and Human Resources] establish Mr. Cantet as France's foremost cinematic poet of the workplace.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 28, 2002
A great movie.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 26, 2002
A smoldering fireball of anguish and fury beneath its grave, chill facade.