The Moment

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  • Summary: After a tumultuous affair between international photojournalist Lee (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and troubled writer John (Martin Henderson) ends in John’s disappearance, Lee lands in a mental hospital. While recuperating, Lee reconnects with her estranged daughter, Jessie (Alia Shawkat) andAfter a tumultuous affair between international photojournalist Lee (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and troubled writer John (Martin Henderson) ends in John’s disappearance, Lee lands in a mental hospital. While recuperating, Lee reconnects with her estranged daughter, Jessie (Alia Shawkat) and befriends Peter, a patient who bears an uncanny resemblance to her missing lover. As Lee struggles to uncover the truth behind John’s disappearance, the clues lead to the last place she would ever expect. Expand

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Sam Weisberg
    Jun 3, 2014
    70
    What's fresh is Weinstock's interweaving of flashbacks, slightly altered versions of flashbacks, and flashbacks within flashbacks, so that viewers must work as hard as Lee to determine past from present.
  2. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    Jun 5, 2014
    40
    Disorientation is a double-edged sword, especially when the ostensible reorientation is as unsatisfying as it is here.
  3. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Jun 5, 2014
    40
    The film continually resists coherence or synthesis, with puzzles left unresolved amid multiplying possibilities and highly repetitive flashbacks, yielding a mystery that wearies rather than intrigues.
  4. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Jun 4, 2014
    25
    The Moment is another in a long string of thrill-free psychological “thrillers” that fail from start to finish.
  5. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jun 5, 2014
    20
    The story itself is fairly straightforward, but lands with a thud.
  6. Reviewed by: Diego Semerene
    Jun 2, 2014
    0
    The film is a hybrid of a Lifetime movie focused on a "strong woman," a run-of-the-mill murder mystery, and a yogurt commercial from hell.
  7. Reviewed by: David Ehrlich
    Jun 3, 2014
    0
    The Moment is a stilted, asinine Hitchcockian exercise that ultimately serves as little more—and often considerably less—than a needless reminder of how difficult it is to execute this kind of material.

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