Still Life
Still Life (2015)

Life for the unassuming John May (Eddie Marsan Happy-Go-Lucky, "Ray Donovan") has always revolved around his work for the local council in South London, finding the next of kin of those who have died alone. Profoundly dedicated to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 16, 2015
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter T. Chattaway

A ringing affirmation of the fact that people's lives matter even when we don't know them, and even when all possibility of knowing them has been taken away from us by death.

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David Stratton
The Australian

This is a film that demands patience from a sympathetic audience, but the rewards are considerable.

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Jason Di Rosso
At the Movies (Australia)

The art direction is really good in it.

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Jessica Kiang
The Playlist

The inescapably precious "Still Life" doesn't deal in anything as truthful, complex and difficult as empathy; its only currency is pity, and that is the basest coin of all.

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Tom Clift
Concrete Playground

If more filmmakers entrusted their projects to actors like Marsan, their movies would be all the better for it.

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Judith Lucy
At the Movies (Australia)

I've rarely seen the poignancy of death so beautifully captured.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz

Some may find Still Life too slight on drama and action... But you'd have to have a hard heart to be left completely unmoved by the film's accretion of details of lives left unfinished.

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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

Still Life has the sort of quiet poise that has all but disappeared from modern movies, at least those of the West. It's an old-fashioned film in a good way -- almost like an Ealing comedy.

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Simon Weaving

Contemplative and graceful, it's a showcase for highly watchable English character actor Eddie Marsan.

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Carlos Magalh„es
Nuanced even in its smallest details, and with an impressive performance by Eddie Marsan and a precious art direction that tells a lot about his character, this… More