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
October 15, 2009
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.
August 7, 2008
November 1, 2007
Time Out is stylish and hushed, at once suspenseful and melancholy. It can't be neatly fitted into a genre, just as its hero--played with devastating understatement by Recoing--can't be easily dismissed as a psycho or a villain.
December 30, 2006
December 6, 2005
December 6, 2005
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.
July 1, 2004
A nonviolent yet tragic tale of job alienation and self-worth.
February 21, 2004
Time Out ... manage[s] to remain compelling for all of its austerity and simplicity, acknowledging a strong performance by Recoing ...
February 10, 2004
Here's a sleepy little treasure folks! Veteran French stage actor, Aurlien Recoing, looms in the film. He is at once foreboding and inviting.
March 10, 2003
January 17, 2003
A fascinating, unique exploration of the nature of work.
January 16, 2003
An intriguing character study and a meditation on the psychology of work and the nature of scams.
January 16, 2003
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.
December 8, 2002
Quiet and slow-paced, as all the finest French films are, Time Out modestly redefines the psychological thriller.
October 15, 2002
Locked out, by choice or chance, Vincent strikes a profound chord in this startling, evocative film.
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.
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