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"It's the closest thing to a crowd pleaser that these rigorous, demanding and profoundly humane artists are likely to make."New York Times "LORNA'S SILENCE is a gritty, deceptively low-key, no-fuss, no-frills movie of consistent originality and surprise in which suspense arises straight up from the heroine's evolving character."Los Angeles Times "[A] somber beauty of a French-language drama....Every time predictability threatens, the plot takes an unexpected turn..."Wall Street Journal "[A] closely observed, sociologically astute, and amazingly naturalistic drama about moral compromise as a by-product of economic need." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "Breaking with the handheld subjectivity of previous films, the Dardennes keep the camera still and distant, giving the film an undercurrent of abstraction culminating in a final sequence that feels more like a fairy tale than social realism." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Renier's performance is the best thing in the movie....The gift of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne is to show their characters as trapped in personal human situations; they're not creatures of a plot."Chicago Sun-Times Included in Chicago Sun-Times's "The Best Foreign Films Of 2009" -- "[I]t's about personalities, as intensely observed as always with the Dardennes."Chicago Sun-Times36.95455

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"...Exceptional....The conflicts involved are intense and absorbing, proving that compelling moral dilemmas make for the most dramatic cinema..."Los Angeles Times "...Powerful....[The directors] tap into the interior lives of the characters with tremendous subtlety and originality..."Chicago Sun-Times "..The film moves at a constant clip....[It] thoroughly engages the imagination..."USA Today "...The film is really about labor, and keeps up a break-neck, handheld-camera pace..."Film Comment "[A] modest masterpiece about the possibility of kindness....[A] stirring spectacle of a callow child growing -- slowly -- into a moral being."Wall Street Journal36.95455

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"[Trapero is] as thoughtful and perceptive a filmmaker as ever, using tools appropriate to the goal of drawing attention to systemic social ills." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club36.95455

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]ough, tender and very talky. Intimately observed and told with an inquisitive, prodding camera..."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] masterful movie....Assayas presents a contemplative etude on the passage of time and the markings of material and spiritual loss."Box Office "Director Oliver Assayas' tender, sun-kissed, Chekhovian drama brims with life and loveliness even as it meditates on the loss of childhood." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly "[An] extraordinary film....Packed nearly to bursting with rich meaning and deep implications."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "This bittersweet meditation on familial bonds, the passage of youth and the merits of tradition is deeply nuanced and strikes just the right emotional notes....The four main portrayals are outstanding, so natural and believable that you are drawn in to their story immediately."USA Today "SUMMER HOURS has an appealingly lyrical look, and is well-acted by a cast of French cinema vets..." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club 3 stars out of 4 -- "What happens is that the film builds its emotional power by stealth, indirectly, refusing to be a tearjerker, always realistic, and yet observing how very sad it is to see a large part of your life disappear."Chicago Sun-Times "[A] warmhearted family drama....The lineage of SUMMER HOURS, with its exploration of the changing traditions of family life, stretches all the way back to Chekhov..."Washington Post "Much of SUMMER HOURS, which was shot by the excellent Eric Gautier, feels like a Chekhov play and resonates like Schubert quartet; it's a work of singular loveliness."Wall Street Journal "SUMMER HOURS proves a sharply incisive, yet poignant look at how we decide what bits of our past to keep and what to let go of."Los Angeles Times Ranked #10 in USA Today's "Top Ten Films Of 2009."USA Today0.3508619

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]ough, tender and very talky. Intimately observed and told with an inquisitive, prodding camera..."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] masterful movie....Assayas presents a contemplative etude on the passage of time and the markings of material and spiritual loss."Box Office "Director Oliver Assayas' tender, sun-kissed, Chekhovian drama brims with life and loveliness even as it meditates on the loss of childhood." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly "[An] extraordinary film....Packed nearly to bursting with rich meaning and deep implications."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "This bittersweet meditation on familial bonds, the passage of youth and the merits of tradition is deeply nuanced and strikes just the right emotional notes....The four main portrayals are outstanding, so natural and believable that you are drawn in to their story immediately."USA Today "SUMMER HOURS has an appealingly lyrical look, and is well-acted by a cast of French cinema vets..." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club 3 stars out of 4 -- "What happens is that the film builds its emotional power by stealth, indirectly, refusing to be a tearjerker, always realistic, and yet observing how very sad it is to see a large part of your life disappear."Chicago Sun-Times "[A] warmhearted family drama....The lineage of SUMMER HOURS, with its exploration of the changing traditions of family life, stretches all the way back to Chekhov..."Washington Post "Much of SUMMER HOURS, which was shot by the excellent Eric Gautier, feels like a Chekhov play and resonates like Schubert quartet; it's a work of singular loveliness."Wall Street Journal "SUMMER HOURS proves a sharply incisive, yet poignant look at how we decide what bits of our past to keep and what to let go of."Los Angeles Times Ranked #10 in USA Today's "Top Ten Films Of 2009."USA Today0.3508619

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