The City of Your Final Destination
The City of Your Final Destination (2010)

Historically noteworthy as the first Merchant Ivory production that lacked the involvement of longtime producer Ismail Merchant (he died three years prior to this movie's release), director James Ivory's The City of Your Final… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 16, 2010
DVD Release Date: August 17, 2010
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A stellar cast can't elevate this leaden adaptation that, while just as beautiful as anything director James Ivory's made before, comes off as dusty and dry.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Slow, dull and wielding absolutely no emotional impact despite a fine cast.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

A movie that feels as if it should have been a masterpiece. As it is, it's flawed, uneven work but deserves careful viewing.

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Simon Miraudo

The performances feel honest, and are perfectly attuned to Ivory's sauntering directorial pace. No one is in a hurry to have any epiphanies or enjoy the release of emotional catharsis. I appreciated it.

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Jonathan F. Richards

It's like Paul McCartney's songs after the split with John Lennon - there's some good stuff, but nothing classic.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Like all Merchant/Ivory films, The City of Your Final Destination quietly shimmers.

Don Groves

Ivory without Merchant films a bloodless, dreary tale

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

With a wimpy protagonist and a reticent director driving the story, The City of Your Final Destination doesn't go far enough.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

There's no dramatic mainspring to the story, but the civilized dialogue is refreshing, the South American locations are lovely and Jorge Drexler's score is rapturously romantic.

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Paj Sandhu

Sometimes it's nice to just relax and listen to the deep soothing tones of Anthony Hopkins, even if what he's saying is absolute dribble.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Opulent visuals as usual from Ivory almost gives one to forget the slight tale of a writer who travels to Uraguay to try to save his career and, as John Lennon… More
Cast: Omar Metwally, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Hiroyuki Sanada, Norma Aleandro, Alexandra Maria Lara, Kate Burton, Norma Argentina… More
Thomas Johnston
A slow moving story of finding love. Interesting people may not always make the most interesting characters. The actors give strong performances, but the… More
Chris Garman
The City Of Your Final Destination is a flat, dull film that spends its entire running time sitting in neutral, refusing to go anywhere at all. Omar (Omar… More
jay nixon
Sometimes a movie is nothing special neither good nor bad just okay but contains within it a top flight performance, this is one of those films and Laura… More
Walter M.
In "The City of Your Final Destination," Omar(Omar Metwally), an untenured professor, is denied permission to write a biography of Jules Gund, a… More