Museum Hours Poster

Release Date: June 28th, 2013

DVD Release Date: December 17th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
A Vienna museum guard befriends a visitor, and the two explore their lives, the city and the ways artwork reflects the world.

Cast: Mary Margaret O'Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits

Director: Jem Cohen

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Cinema Guild

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • Jem Cohen's film finds its most salient tension in the fraught relationship between known and unknown objects. 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

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