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Summer Hours (L'Heure d'ete)

Not Rated In Theaters 05/15/2009 , 102min.
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Viewer Score
43%
Viewer score based on 13 ratings
84%
Critic score based on 27 reviews

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June 30, 2009
JKawano
This is a great movie. At the end you've met people, you've experienced a mood and meditations on death without the sappy artificial plot twists and pushy score Hollywood forces on you. If you want car chases and shallow insights that don't require any fresh thinking, you won't like this, but there are a lot of quiet effects, like when the housekeeper comes back and the one son who cares about
June 23, 2009
Dremstern
Not sure how to respond. The story hits a special nerve. A matriarch dies. Her estate is up for grabs. The verdict is sentiments are fragile. Yet, nonetheless haunting. Learning about the matriarch's love life serves to humanize the mourning process. Yes, the film haunts and reverberates.
May 31, 2009
Njblondi
if you want to spend an hour and a half being totally bored and counting the minutes this is your kind of movie
May 28, 2009
LChrisAsoc
Summer Hours portrays the truth of what comes with the death of a parent and their meaningful possessions. What you thought would always be there comes to an end. What is truly valuable is what is experienced and in our memories. Well done
May 25, 2009
AURIO
will not see it.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Washington Post
Assayas's actors are so fascinating that I wished at times he had given the house less screen time and let his performers explore their characters more freely. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
In spite of its modest scale, tactful manner and potentially dowdy subject matter, is packed nearly to bursting with rich meaning and deep implication. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Each character is decent and likable, as well as complex. The four main portrayals are outstanding -- so natural and believable that you are drawn into their story immediately. Full Review
Dan Kois
Washington Post
Assayas's actors are so fascinating that I wished at times he had given the house less screen time and let his performers explore their characters more freely. Full Review
Derek Elley
Variety
A family ensembler of utter simplicity, Oliver Assayas' Summer Hours is a salutory (and belated) reminder that, as with his earlier "Cold Water" and "Late August, Early September," some of this writer-director's best work comes in modest packages. Full Review

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