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  Movie Review for Changing Times

Movie Review for
Changing Times



Changing Times
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32 Reviews total.

Release date: 12/8/2004
Run length: 98 mins.
Categories: Art/Foreign , Drama , Romance

Summary: Thirty years after their romance ended, a man tries to win back the first love of his life. When he finds her again, he discovers she has changed much more than he could have imagined. Antoine Lavau, a French construction engineer, arrives to supervise a project. But his real motive is to find and re-conquer the woman who was his first and greatest love 30 years before. However, Cecile is married and wants to move one. Antoine persists, Deneuve resists, until an accident turns the tables.

                         Reviews of Changing Times

By
Marcy Dermansky of About.com (7/0)
            Until the film ends, Téchiné masterfully maintains an uncomfortable suspense, only to provide a s...

By
Jules Brenner of Cinema Signals (7/0)
            A surprising entertainment for the mature among us.

By
Jeffrey M. Anderson of Combustible Celluloid (7/0)
            [Techine is] intelligent and intuitive, getting up close to his characters and snatching glimpses...

By
Emanuel Levy of EmanuelLevy.Com (7/0)
            Frenchman Techine proves again that he's a master of crafting seemingly ordinary events into a un...

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Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly (7/0)
            ... more drily sociological than dramatic.

By
Rex Roberts of Film Journal International (7/0)
            All but devoted cineastes will be disappointed.

                         Reviews of Changing Times
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Chris Cabin of filmcritic.com (7/0)
            Deneuve turns her uncertainty into a poetic, fierce performance

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Kent Turner of Film-Forward.com (7/0)
            For all of these interconnected characters, announced intentions take the place of character deta...

By
Ella Taylor of L.A. Weekly (7/0)
            This willfully slippery movie seems to make the case both for mixing it up and sticking to your o...

By
Andy Klein of Los Angeles CityBeat (7/0)
            Téchiné...is back in form with this engrossing tale of the inconvenient passions that bubble bene...

By
Kenneth Turan of Los Angeles Times (7/0)
            Despite its weaknesses, Changing Times (Les Temps Qui Changent in French) is always watchable and...

By
Michele Kenner of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/0)
            A spare but rich film from French master technician André Téchiné.

                         Reviews of Changing Times
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Noel Murray of Onion AV Club (7/0)
            There's something uniquely pleasurable about watching a director in total command of his craft, e...

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Jay Antani of Perihelion Journal (7/0)
            [a] strangely moving love story

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Ethan Alter of Premiere Magazine (7/0)
            The movie is burdened by several other, far-less compelling subplots that compete for our attenti...

By
Louis Proyect of rec.arts.movies.reviews (7/0)
            Clash of characters in love set against a clash of civilizations.

By
Donald J. Levit of ReelTalk Movie Reviews (7/0)
            Hardly at their charismatic best, the two unquestionably international stars, however, are the ra...

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Sean Means of Salt Lake Tribune (7/0)
            [Techine's] observations of culture clashes... are thought-provoking but - like most of the movie...

                         Reviews of Changing Times
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Ed Gonzalez of Slant Magazine (7/0)
            There's a greater range of emotional complexity in a single close-up from Changing Times than the...

By
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat of Spirituality and Practice (7/0)
            A strange and oddly touching tale about a man's yearning to reconnect with his first love of 30 y...

By
Ken Fox of TV Guide's Movie Guide (7/0)
            The film seems to lack real weight or resonance beyond itself, despite the warm and easy working ...

By
Lisa Nesselson of Variety (7/0)
            This moody, more-bitter-than-sweet ode to anxiety is intense adult fare reinforced by effective n...

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Ed Scheid of Boxoffice Magazine (3/4) No reference
            The two icons [Deneuve and Depardieu] remain an extraordinary combination.

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Michael Wilmington of Chicago Tribune (6/1) No reference
            If Changing Times' last shots don't touch you, your heart may be frozen.

                         Reviews of Changing Times
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Jeff Vice of Deseret News, Salt Lake City (6/1) No reference
             Techine would have been better off ditching the supporting characters altogether and focusing on...

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Andrew Sarris of New York Observer (3/4) No reference
            An interesting film experience, as much because of its chaotic narrative as in spite of it.

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V.A. Musetto of New York Post (3/4) No reference
            It's always enjoyable watching Depardieu and Deneuve, but they deserve better material than they'...

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Stephen Whitty of Newark Star-Ledger (3/4) No reference
            Changing Times offers a cool and refreshing aperitif at the end of a warm Bastille Day.

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John Anderson of Newsday (3/4) No reference
            [Director Andre] Techiné always locates a steadfast emotional element in the worlds he creates, a...

By
Kam Williams of Upstage Magazine (6/1) No reference
            This poignant, flashback flick, is worthwhile for the opportunity to see a couple of seasoned pro...

                         Reviews of Changing Times
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Harvey S. Karten of Compuserve (6/1) Not Reachable
            Considering the possibilities for passion, the pic comes across as arid as the Moroccan desert.

By
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) of St. Paul Pioneer Press (3/4) Not Reachable
            Techine is so intrigued by the dramatic differences between the sisters that you might not even n...

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