Of Time and the City
Of Time and the City (2009)

"Of Time and the City" is about filmmaker Terence Davies' past as well as Liverpool's past.

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: May 12, 2009
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93%
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66%


Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Terrence Davies' heartfelt, sometimes funny new feature documentary is part scrapbook, part confessional.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Terence Davies, England's greatest living filmmaker, has released only six features, and this one is his first documentary, a mesmerizing and eloquent essay about his native Liverpool.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

A warm and extremely thoughtful journey, with a deliberately bare-bones narrative.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A visual poem.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The film invites a reverie. It inspired thoughts of the transience of life.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Of Time and the City is a difficult film to describe but a distinct pleasure to experience.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... a wistful, funny, satirical, angry and forgiving portrait.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Davies has carried out the duty of expansive memoirs. Instead of high-tailing it away from the rigors of reminiscence, he pushes headlong through them.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

[A] mesmerizing, visceral and heartfelt, a lushly rendered assembly of colour and black-and-white archival footage that evokes not only a remembrance of things past, but perhaps as they never were.

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Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

Like a long, bickering marriage or a favorite pair of well worn out shoes, UK combo filmmaker and nostalgia buff Davies can't seem to resolve his unsettling but addictive love/hate thing with the city that informed his imagination for better or worse.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Mumby
There are two main problems with contemporary documentary filmmaking. The first is that the films often become more about the personality of the people making… More
Lesley N
I nearly turned off ten minutes into this, finding it slow and the narrator a little self-important, but it grew on me. If you're the kind of person who… More
Walter M.
"Of Time and the City" is a ponderous video essay from Terence Davies wherein he explores his youth and the past of his home city of Liverpool. In… More
John Ballantine
Guy Maddin should have viewed this film before putting together My Winnipeg..its a depiction of a lifetime spent in Liverpool that is not chop full of confusing… More