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Time to Leave Reviews

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Beth Accomando
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.
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
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

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Don Willmott
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
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
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.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
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
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Ryan Gilbey
Sight and Sound
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.
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Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News
September 7, 2006
A beautiful, frank and utterly absorbing examination of death.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
September 7, 2006
It's affecting.
| Original Score: 3/4
Matt Pais
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
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Philip Kennicott
Washington Post
August 17, 2006
Sumptuously filmed but rather distant.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 17, 2006
We watch Romain change as he struggles with his mortality and, as he does, we come to care about him.
| Original Score: B
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
July 26, 2006
maintains its focus and disturbs appropriately
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
July 20, 2006
Time to Leave blows a fresh, skeptical wind through fairly corny melodramatic territory while keeping faith with the operatic emotions of the genre.
Emanuel Levy
July 19, 2006
Ozon's drama offers no rousing speeches about living to the fullest, or heartfelt soliloquies on the nature of existence, only a bitterly honest admission that death happens to everyone and there is no use trying to stop it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 14, 2006
Romain is ruthlessly true to himself, and the film's final scene, which begins on a crowded beach and ends as everyone who can goes home, is stunningly haunting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
July 14, 2006
As in any Ozon film, there are indelible performances from strong women here.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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