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: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Still Life moves with a quiet grace that some viewers may mistake for mannered passivity, but rewards patience with genuine poignancy.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This mopey British drama (2013) trades in easy ironies and self-satisfied humanism, throwing in a little ugly-duckling romance.

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Godfrey Cheshire

The film's title says lots about its mood and style, which is heavy on becalmed views of rooms, objects like an apple peel and office utensils, and May's glazed gazes at nothing in particular.

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Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald

The film rewards a look for the performance of Marsan alone.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Marsan's technical precision as an actor is formidable, and he's wonderful to watch. But when the material's synthetic, as it is here, you wish Marsan could bust loose at the expense of the movie's obsessively orderly nature.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

Pasolini has a gem in Marsan, a virtuoso actor who plays the role delicately where another might have laid on the pathos too thick.

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

Still Life becomes a document of how far our reach goes as individuals.

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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic

A soulful if obvious meditation on lives lived unshared, and one man's dedication to righting those wrongs while neglecting his own life.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

You may scold yourself for investing any emotion at all in hokum that even Mr. Marsan, for all his kindly gravity, can't begin to salvage.

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Frances Morton

You know your heart's meant to ache because of the musical motif that actually sounds like plucking on heartstrings.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
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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