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Of Time and the City Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    81

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    ''Documentary'' is too impersonal a word and ''visual poem'' is too mushy a phrase to describe Of Time and the City, a short, beautiful, characteristically sublime memory piece by the great British auteur Terence Davies.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Village Voice J. Hoberman

    Terence Davies revisits his youth to decidedly mixed effect.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety

    Result is by turns moving, droll and charming, and niftily assembled, but not necessarily that profound.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Most of all, Davies proves himself to be a poet of the commonplace whose art is the exalting of the everyday. He may rail against "the British genius for creating the dismal," but his own work is anything but.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    It is a deeply personal piece of art that never descends into the confessional or the therapeutic, and a work of social and literary criticism that never lectures or hectors, but rather, with melancholy, tenderness and wit, manages to sing.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Poetically composed, with marvelous lumps of wit and perspective, Of Times and The City is a masterwork.

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