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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.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. 100
    Recoing gives a performance that won't soon be forgotten. Neither will Time Out. It's a great movie.
  2. 100
    Cantet's masterful study of a white-collar businessman in decline.
  3. There's piercing sadness, and fury, too, in this Everyman's isolation, and Cantet is singularly skilled at evoking the universal condition of such tragic ordinariness.
  4. 88
    If the movie has a flaw, it's that the working out of Vincent's psychology is too perfect.
  5. Reviewed by: Leighton Klein
    88
    Cantet's script and direction are flawless, and, matched step-for-step by Jocelyn Pook's mournful score, he builds the tension to near unbearable levels.
  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