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Based on 19 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    From the start, we can see where this is headed: a big fat power struggle, with Omar at the eye of the storm. But the storm is more of a drizzle than an apocalyptic downpour, just one snippy conversation after another in languorous settings. show more

  • 75
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    A movie that feels as if it should have been a masterpiece. As it is, it's flawed, uneven work but deserves careful viewing. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Ivory appears most concerned about creating a mood, and in this regard he's successful. But Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's surprisingly bland screenplay, based on Peter Cameron's novel, feels half-finished show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Its appeal naturally will be to book-reading audiences who appreciate films with well-written dialogue, a tony cast, lush visuals and the triumph of civilized values. show more

  • 55
    Ella Taylor NPR

    The City of Your Final Destination does eventually prove intelligent enough about how we all become prisoners of dependency and obsession. Yet for a movie that argues for free agency and following your bliss rather than your career, it's awfully torpid. show more

  • 88
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Every complex member of the writer’s legacy has an agenda, with varying gains and losses, and the power of the film rests in the way it captures so many tangled lives as they cross and intersect at curious angles. The camera is literal, so the film sometimes fails to escape its roots of literary inspiration. This did not bother me. How many times do you get the chance to curl up with a good movie? show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    What was intended as a tart elegy for a vanished way of life becomes a valedictory to a certain kind of filmmaking: beautifully appointed, intelligently played, and civilized into inertia. show more

  • 63
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    With its seductive images and smart dialogue, The City of Your Final Destination has the setting and circumstances for a ripe family drama or a literary love story, yet it never awakens from its siesta. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    This long and overly genteel adaptation of Peter Cameron's 2002 novel never quite comes to a boil. show more

  • 70
    Pete Hammond Boxoffice Magazine

    Performances are generally first-rate with Hopkins exhibiting an ease and laid-back approach that serves Adam perfectly. show more

  • September 17, 2011 mjzasselta
    Report This User

    A wonderful movie; lovely to watch. And, no violence, harsh language. Anthony Hopkins once again gives depth to the story while not overtaking other characters. See it !

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