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Based on 16 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Le Quattro Volte may sound like art-house tedium, but in fact it's a movie of grave beauty, serene pace and surprising humor. show more

  • 70
    Natasha Senjanovic The Hollywood Reporter

    It's tempting to call The Four Times documentary-like, except that documentaries usually explain what it is we are seeing. Instead, Frammartino uses his background as a video installation artist to create something that one could just as easily come across playing at an art gallery. show more

  • 100
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    There's humor in "Le Quattro Volte," and then a deep, abiding sadness, and beyond that a larger, more graceful comedy that extends to the horizons. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Here is a film that invites philosophical musing. Made without dialogue and often in long shots, it regards the four stages of existence in a remote Italian village. show more

  • 75
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    If you require a plot, look elsewhere. show more

  • 80
    David Parkinson Empire

    A beautiful but slow moving celebration of life, stunningly photographed. show more

  • 60
    Boxoffice Magazine

    Alternately beguiling and actively irritating, Frammartino's second feature is too uneven to recommend whole-heartedly, but contains so many individually fascinating movies that attention should be paid. show more

  • 40
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    The director races far too quickly to get to his ashes-to-ashes, dust-to-dust punch line. This is the film of a pretender, not a believer. show more

  • 78
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    It is easy to describe what occurs in Le Quattro Volte; less easy, however, to explain it. Calculatedly meditative yet casually metaphysical, Le Quattro Volte (The Four Times in English) is austere, funny, beautiful, and transfixing. show more

  • 91
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    Frammartino keeps the material engaging simply by aiming the camera at his subjects and letting the material organically emerge-rather than enforcing the supernatural element with overstatement. show more

  • April 29, 2011 massiga
    Report This User

    Boring, pretentious. And I mean extremely boring and pretentious. Quality of the images is poor. In addition, the development of the story is not consistent and logic.

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