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September 02, 2013
What one calls mesmerizing, we called totally YAWN boring. We thought the characters were void of any personality...almost flatlined! We really disliked this movie, and the only reason we stayed was in anticipation that it was going to get better. It didn't come together with a plot, an emotion..
August 23, 2013
Critics from New York Times, IndieWire, and Village Voice must have fallen asleep during this plotless film riddled with characters devoid of personality. No one and nothing can save this film. What was the \"acclaimed\" filmmaker thinking? He owes me a glass of wine for a PAINFUL experience!
August 07, 2013
We found this movie painful to watch. No plot, no life, dead characters. It was as if the director took camera stills of the most boring, dull, sterile scenes, stayed on them way too long & then tried to put them together for movie. Lifeless, unmeaningful, an absolute snoring sensation.
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The New York Times
This movie is rigorously and intensely lifelike, which is to say that it’s also a strange and moving work of art. Full Review
The film, a kind of hybrid between understated drama and essayistic tourism, approaches its subjects with uncommon patience and curiosity, lingering over objects and faces as if to savor their aesthetic qualities, eager to convey truths without authorial imposition. Full Review
Time Out New York
The real strength of Cohen’s occasionally didactic drama, though, is in the way the film redirects your focus to the periphery and reminds you of the richness that resides there. It was an achievement Bruegel mastered early on. And it’s what makes Museum Hours its own work of art. Full Review
With a keen eye for the capacity of fine art to address a complex range of attitudes and experiences, Museum Hours effectively applies Cohen's existing strengths to a familiar scenario and rejuvenates it by delivering a powerfully contemplative look at the transformative ability of all art. Full Review
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
The film shows how quiet exteriors can mask deep interior lives, and how art feeds those lives. The view of art is richly intellectual, sometimes enthralling. But I confess, I liked Museum Hours best for answering a question I’ve always had: What is that guard thinking? Full Review