Emploi du temps, L' 2001

Critics score:
96 / 100

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Leighton Walter Kille, Boston Globe: A taut psychological thriller that doesn't waste a moment of its two-hour running time. Read more

Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press: Time Out is existential drama without any of the pretension associated with the term. Read more

Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald: As bizarre as it is, Vincent's gradual estrangement from society is also easy to identify with, which makes Time Out especially compelling. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: Together [Time Out and Human Resources] establish Mr. Cantet as France's foremost cinematic poet of the workplace. Read more

Jan Stuart, Newsday: Like its middle-aged protagonist, the film goes a little flabby in its center, but is kept compelling by the quirky charisma of Serge Lizrovet as a con man who comes to Vincent's aid, and the chameleonic smoothness of its star. Read more

Tom Keogh, Seattle Times: Cantet beautifully illuminates what it means sometimes to be inside looking out, and at other times outside looking in. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: Time Out is not just an especially subtle and thoughtful psychological drama, it's a provocative, even an unnerving one as well. Read more

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Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: Cantet is singularly skilled at evoking the universal condition of such tragic ordinariness. Read more

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: Skip work to see it at the first opportunity. Read more

Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News: A sad, visually stunning commentary on life in the new economy, Time Out does two things very well. Read more

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Andrew Sarris, New York Observer: Perhaps we should treasure Time Out for what it is, and preserve it just in case there will not be many movies like it in the future. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: In its treatment of the dehumanizing and ego-destroying process of unemployment, Time Out offers an exploration that is more accurate than anything I have seen in an American film. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: I admire the closing scenes of the film, which seem to ask whether our civilization offers a cure for Vincent's complaint. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: Human Resources was a good, straightforward tale, but Time Out is better. It's haunting. It's like a poem. Read more

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Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star: From those first moments behind the windshield, Time Out draws you into its world of quiet deception. Read more

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Dennis Lim, Village Voice: A smoldering fireball of anguish and fury beneath its grave, chill facade. Read more