Time to Leave (Le Temps Qui Reste)
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Time to Leave (Le Temps Qui Reste)
A handsome, successful fashion photographer learns that he has a malignant brain tumor that will soon kill him. Hiding his diagnosis, he alienates his family and his young boyfriend, but during a short stay with his grandmother, his vulnerability is met with a big heart and sound advice. A chance encounter with a roadside café waitress results in an unusual bargain that provides a happy, playful dimension to the proceedings.

Available Online

Buy & Rent
Stream Now
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a quiet and poignant look at a life as it slips away, seen through the eyes of a character who's not always likable but remains entirely real."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"It's affecting."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"It's noteworthy for the performances of Melvil Poupard as Romaine and Jeanne Moreau as the grandmother-two people facing their own mortality, and trying to exit this world with grace and dignity."
‑ Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
"It's difficult to feel positive about Romain's acceptance of his mortality, because Ozon hasn't convinced us Romain was that alive to begin with."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Director Francois Ozon, who can define physical desire in a swift gesture or extend a moment of self-reflection with acute stillness, has become more confident and specific with each film."
‑ Bill White, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"It does absolutely nothing that previous movies dealing with this subject haven't done."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Sumptuously filmed but rather distant."
‑ Philip Kennicott, Washington Post
"Una exploración muy personal, muy íntima y para nada condescendiente sobre la proximidad de la muerte a edad temprana. Muy buen elenco."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"takes one of the most tired movie cliches of all time -- "I'm sorry, but you only have a few months to live." -- and turns into to a totally fresh look at what it truly means to live"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"Those looking for the traditional Hollywood sweetness or payoffs will walk away disappointed, but the rough-hewn film offers riches to those willing to endure its downbeat tale of detachment."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"A beautiful, frank and utterly absorbing examination of death."
‑ Mario Tarradell, Dallas Morning News
"We watch Romain change as he struggles with his mortality and, as he does, we come to care about him."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"One gets the feeling while watching Time to Leave that the feisty director is, for the first time, bored by the story he's telling."
‑ Jon Frosch, Film Journal International
"A touching and haunting film that is more uplifting than its central theme suggests, Time To Leave leaves us with much to reflect upon, and consider."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"The story arc from his diagnosis to his death doesn't cover much ground in Romain's life. But his emotional landscape -- the conflicts, the anger, the sadness, the acceptance -- offers much more depth."
‑ Laura Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
More reviews for Time to Leave (Le Temps Qui Reste) on Rotten Tomatoes

More Like This