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  • Summary: After losing his job, Vincent (Recoing) can't bring himself to tell his wife (Viard) and children, so he wanders around France during the day, while they think he's at work, and finds himself on a moral and ethical journey of conscience that challenges the notions he's formed about life. (ThinkFilm) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Cantet has rich insights into this material, and brings them alive through sensitive acting and powerful filmmaking.
  2. 100
    This movie makes one grateful that a serious European art cinema still exists. [15 April 2002, p. 88]
  3. A hushed, small-scale masterpiece that moves into the shadowlands of tragedy.
  4. 88
    If the movie has a flaw, it's that the working out of Vincent's psychology is too perfect.
  5. "Human Resources" was a good, straightforward tale, but Time Out is better. It's haunting. It's like a poem.
  6. 80
    Recoing's meta-performance is an unemphatic marvel, his placid countenance stretched tight over telltale flickers: a quickly suppressed smirk of incredulous delight, a nervous twitch of chagrin, an abrupt pang of guilt.
  7. 50
    Looks great but moves like molasses, is more interesting than truly involving.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12