Les temps qui changent
Les temps qui changent (2004)

Thirty years after their romance ended, a Antoine tries to win back the first love of his life. When he finds her again, he discovers she has changed much more than he could have imagined.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 8, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 3, 2006
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A restless mix of cultural and emotional turmoil provides the backdrop for this exhilarating and uncomfortable story about the consistancy of long lost love.

Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

French director Andre Techine sketches a family with the usual flaws, but takes the unusual step of not fixing them.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

If Changing Times' last shots don't touch you, your heart may be frozen.

Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Here, the times are changing and so is the plot. In fact, you can expect a mood swing every five minutes, in a story so muddled even the strong cast, including Gerard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve, can't save it.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Volatile and sometimes daring performances by Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, Gilbert Melki, Malik Zidi, and Lubna Azabal (as twins) contribute to the highly charged and novelistic experience.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

... more drily sociological than dramatic.

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Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine

This poignant, flashback flick, is worthwhile for the opportunity to see a couple of seasoned pros, its very well-acquainted leads, Oscar-nominees Gerard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve, opposite each other again, for the seventh time in their careers.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

... another gorgeous and immensely satisfying reminder that there are few better directors than Techine when it comes to capturing the vagaries of the heart.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Despite its weaknesses, Changing Times (Les Temps Qui Changent in French) is always watchable and even poignant from time to time.

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Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

All but devoted cineastes will be disappointed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Changing Times" starts with Antoine(Gerard Depardieu) arriving in Tangiers to oversee the building of a broadcast facility of a… More
William Goss
A moderately poignant patchwork.
Sunil Jawahir
A bit of an emotional puzzle but I really enjoyed it. The ending was quite sweet.