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Time to Leave Reviews

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March 26, 2008
It's noteworthy for the performances of Melvil Poupard as Romaine and Jeanne Moreau as the grandmother-two people facing their own mortality, and trying to exit this world with grace and dignity.
May 29, 2007
Una exploración muy personal, muy íntima y para nada condescendiente sobre la proximidad de la muerte a edad temprana. Muy buen elenco.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 1, 2007
One gets the feeling while watching Time to Leave that the feisty director is, for the first time, bored by the story he's telling.
December 16, 2006
It's difficult to feel positive about Romain's acceptance of his mortality, because Ozon hasn't convinced us Romain was that alive to begin with.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 1, 2006
takes one of the most tired movie cliches of all time -- "I'm sorry, but you only have a few months to live." -- and turns into to a totally fresh look at what it truly means to live
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 24, 2006
A touching and haunting film that is more uplifting than its central theme suggests, Time To Leave leaves us with much to reflect upon, and consider.
November 3, 2006
It's a quiet and poignant look at a life as it slips away, seen through the eyes of a character who's not always likable but remains entirely real.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 2, 2006
Director Francois Ozon, who can define physical desire in a swift gesture or extend a moment of self-reflection with acute stillness, has become more confident and specific with each film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 2, 2006
Those looking for the traditional Hollywood sweetness or payoffs will walk away disappointed, but the rough-hewn film offers riches to those willing to endure its downbeat tale of detachment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 20, 2006
It does absolutely nothing that previous movies dealing with this subject haven't done.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 12, 2006
The story arc from his diagnosis to his death doesn't cover much ground in Romain's life. But his emotional landscape -- the conflicts, the anger, the sadness, the acceptance -- offers much more depth.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 30, 2006
Modern audiences are more likely to find the character's behavior to be extremely frustrating, undercutting any sympathetic response one might have for his situation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 28, 2006
The entire film is a balancing trick, with scenes of potential banality redeemed at the last by a subtle twist or subversion. In their conflicted expressions, the performers prove themselves experts at their own high-wire acts.
September 7, 2006
A beautiful, frank and utterly absorbing examination of death.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 7, 2006
It's affecting.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2006
Simply treats death as life's final curveball, with Romain solemnly and bravely letting the hourglass trickle down as it will.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 17, 2006
Sumptuously filmed but rather distant.
August 17, 2006
We watch Romain change as he struggles with his mortality and, as he does, we come to care about him.
Read More | Original Score: B
August 1, 2006
Has its effective moments of restrained intimacy but lacks the depth to give the slow-going narrative much impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 28, 2006
Much of the film works to undercut any sense of real emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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