Those who don't savor Cohen's leisurely rhythms will probably not respond to Museum Hours, and even the movie's admirers will admit that it could be a little tighter. One scene that might be trimmed is the one where museum-goers pose, naked as the people on the canvases around them. The interlude certainly isn't dull, but it is a little brazen for a film that encourages its viewers to find the beauty in more commonplace sights. show more
Some may find the film underpowered. Not me. With elegant understatement, Cohen creates a humane testament to reaching out, whatever our habits and routines. show more
Jem Cohen's film finds its most salient tension in the fraught relationship between known and unknown objects. show more
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..
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!