Cairo Time
Cairo Time (2010)

Juliette (Patricia Clarkson), a magazine editor, travels to Cairo to meet her husband, Mark (Tom McCamus), a UN official working in Gaza, for a three week vacation. When he is unavoidably delayed, he sends his friend Tareq (Alexander… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 6, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 30, 2010
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though potentially too slowly paced for some, Cairo Time lingers long after the closing credits, largely due to a wonderful performance by Patricia Clarkson.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The lovely twilit moments in this movie stay with one, and that summoning them up in your mind is like slowing down time.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

Confirms two things that hardly need confirming: The Egyptian capital is a breathtaking metropolis, and Patricia Clarkson is one of the best actors in the world.

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Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies

This is a film where the promise of romance is almost as important as the romance itself. And perceptively gliding through it, Clarkson and her intricate yet simple approach is a quiet sensation.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Clarkson lights up Ruba Nadda's stately drama Cairo Time like the moon on a summer night, making every moment luminous with quiet, resigned longing.

Rob Nelson
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Cairo Time proves hard to resist, the film's familiarity gradually giving way to a playfulness that feels new to the impossible-love subset of bourgeois melodrama.

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Shannon Wright

Cairo Time's narrative is manna for the menopausal, but, at the very least, worthy for the rest.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

What it has going for it, however, is a strong performance from Clarkson, who has become one of the more reliable character actors in independent film.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Cairo Time: Take the time to see it.

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Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Not much happens in "Cairo Time," and it doesn?t happen in slow, languid fashion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
A tasteful and engaging romantic drama, A beautifully crafted piece of work that shines with wonderful character development and gorgeous scenery. A stunning,… More
Julie B
A beautiful film, it unfolds slowly and with great care. Patricia Clarkson projects a natural ease that only looks easy to achieve.
Kevin M. Williams
Fancy a little trip abroad? You could do worst than this sweet gem about an American woman who gets to see Cairo through the eyes of the people who live there.… More
Walter M.
"Cairo Time" is a quietly winning and beautifully photgraphed film with occasional obvious moments of direction. It starts with Juliette(Patricia… More
Cynthia S.
Nice movie. Nothing too exciting.
Jeff Talbott
Where you fall on the scale of enjoyment for this slender little mood piece about two dewy eyed souls drifting towards (or away) from each other will probaby… More