Time to Leave Reviews

March 28, 2018
Time to Leave strikes a certain register of restrained placidity, yet in the end, succumbs to more and more frequent idealizing interludes.
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.
October 20, 2006
It does absolutely nothing that previous movies dealing with this subject haven't done.
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.
August 1, 2006
Has its effective moments of restrained intimacy but lacks the depth to give the slow-going narrative much impact.
July 28, 2006
Much of the film works to undercut any sense of real emotion.
July 28, 2006
Pointless, crushingly dull "disease of the week" film [about] a shallow, selfish, gay fashion photographer.
July 21, 2006
Romain sees his inner child wherever he goes. The problem is, that childishness is all we really understand about the character. Nothing else punches through.
July 21, 2006
It's about a gay man coming to terms with his mortality, and, in a plot twist that's as contrived as it is ironic, with the biblical injunction to procreate.
July 20, 2006
...surprisingly unengaging [and] utterly devoid of humor.
July 11, 2006
Time to Leave winds up a tiresome affirmation of man's biological duty to procreate; the position is simplistic verging on obnoxious, especially after 5x2's attack on the hetero family model.
May 1, 2006
Franois Ozon's latest follows in the footsteps of familiar made-for-TV-movie terrain but does so wearing Prada shoes.