The Time Being

Metascore
29

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Aisha Harris
    Jul 25, 2013
    60
    The Time Being is a visual pleasure, with Cicin-Sain unveiling shot after shot of glorious landscapes and striking silhouettes.
  2. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Aug 1, 2013
    50
    Langella is solid as always, but his haunted, bitter character is pretty two-dimensional, and having to share all his scenes with Bentley doesn’t allow for much interplay.
  3. Reviewed by: Odie Henderson
    Jul 26, 2013
    50
    Imagine the most overdone, Philip Glass-style horror movie music playing over glossy footage of a university art class, and you have some idea what your eyes and ears are in for while attending The Time Being.
  4. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jul 25, 2013
    40
    Despite the movie’s flaws, Cicin-Sain does show considerable confidence for a first-time writer and director.
  5. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Jul 23, 2013
    40
    [Viewers] won’t find much here besides Langella’s typically austere performance, some lazy character sketches...and the sensation one gets after having watched paint dry, painfully slowly, on a canvas.
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  1. Aug 6, 2013
    5
    A little art house flick from visual artist Ninad Cicin-Sain, The Time Being is successful in producing a powerful emotive atmosphere whileA little art house flick from visual artist Ninad Cicin-Sain, The Time Being is successful in producing a powerful emotive atmosphere while lacking a strong script and featuring some one-note acting performances that prevent it from becoming a great film.

    Read my full review here: http://filmtastic.tv/2013/07/18/review-the-time-being-2/
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