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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    July also narrates the film, in voiceover, as the cat, and every time she does, it's a white-knuckle thing. You have to hold on until she stops. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A meditation on mortality, on loneliness, on the way technology and narcissism have intersected to create a fascinating monster, The Future is all of this and more. What Frank Capra would have made of it, who knows? But he would have liked its star. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Sometimes these characters say things worth hearing. But too often, and in contrast to her first feature, "Me and You and Everyone We Know," July's calculated delivery doesn't reveal the profundity required to elevate it beyond a self-conscious deadpan. show more

  • 85
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    July is more of a presence than an actress, or even a believable persona. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    On the surface, this film is an enchanting meditation. At its core is the hard steel of individuality. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    This sense of unruly behavior is mitigated, deliberately, by the gentleness and odd comic grace of July's presence and voice. show more

  • 75
    Ann Hornaday Washington Post

    What does The Future hold? Wonders, each of them weirder and more unnerving than the last. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Halfway into this film, I wanted to smack the mopey bohemian couple played by July and Hamish Linklater; by the end, I realized the director was smacking them for me, and hard. In a case of biting the hand that feeds her, July has made possibly the worst date movie ever for trendy modern couples - a work that traps a pair of passive-aggressive hipsters in a drift of their own making. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It can definitely grate on your nerves but, at best, it also gets into your mind, and sticks fast. show more

  • 63
    New York Post

    The omnipresence of oddity in The Future dilutes its charm: A T-shirt creeps around on its own, a little girl likes being buried neck-deep in the backyard. Whatevs. show more

  • August 19, 2011 trryinlandempire
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    A beautiful work of art, a perfect film. Love it.

  • August 13, 2011 norman
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    It\'s the most stuped movie I ever seen. I never thought it would be like a stupid movie

  • August 12, 2011 nw00000000099540
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    Dark and Light. Very honest and real

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