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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 Today46.44857

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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 Today46.44856

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"Payne's true shining moment is his own short....It's the movie's final chapter, and it's simply brilliant." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly18.46763

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"Beyond Assayas' strengths as a storyteller, he has assembled an exceptionally fine cast of young actors."Los Angeles Times "Mr. Assayass ear for the idioms and the music of the time is impressive, as is his eye for the telling detail."New York Times "[A]n evocative snapshot of the French directors youth. The film is set in, yes, 1971, and it centers on the shifting priorities of a handsomely unkempt high-schooler swept up in the nascent radicalism of the era."A.V. Club "[W]orth seeing for what it says of the turbulent state of France in the early 1970s, when Mr. Assayas was a high-school student in Paris..."Wall Street Journal "SOMETHING IN THE AIR is suffused with its auteur's nostalgia for a galvanizing moment in his adolescence that coincided with a tumultuous and transformative period in modern French history..."Chicago Sun-Times0.7745656

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he ambition scope and drive impress greatly, as does Ramirez, who nails his character's fascinating contradictions."Total Film 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] powerful film....Carlos is played by Edgar Ramirez, an actor of great vitality and conviction."Chicago Sun-Times0.3912962

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he ambition scope and drive impress greatly, as does Ramirez, who nails his character's fascinating contradictions."Total Film 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] powerful film....Carlos is played by Edgar Ramirez, an actor of great vitality and conviction."Chicago Sun-Times0.3353967

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he ambition scope and drive impress greatly, as does Ramirez, who nails his character's fascinating contradictions."Total Film 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] powerful film....Carlos is played by Edgar Ramirez, an actor of great vitality and conviction."Chicago Sun-Times0.3353967

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he ambition scope and drive impress greatly, as does Ramirez, who nails his character's fascinating contradictions."Total Film 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] powerful film....Carlos is played by Edgar Ramirez, an actor of great vitality and conviction."Chicago Sun-Times0.3353967

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