The End Of Time
The End Of Time (2013)

"Recalling the work of Terrence Malick, Werner Herzog and the late Chris Marker" (Hollywood Reporter), Peter Mettler's enthralling new film combines elements of documentary, essay, and experimental cinema to create a tour de… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 29, 2013
DVD Release Date: April 15, 2014
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Miriam Bale
New York Times

It's easy to mock some of these platitudes, and it's to Mr. Mettler's credit that he never does. His questions are answered with more questions, because words seem ultimately useless in his query.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Funny how a film that explodes our conventional notions about time should be so up-to-date with the news.

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Louis Proyect

A scientific/philosophical/religious meditation on Time. That's something you don't see in a movie theater routinely, all the more compelling since it is visually rewarding as well.

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Eric Hynes
Time Out

It leaves you without the net of linear temporality, frightened and freed by the implications.

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Jason Anderson
Cinema Scope

At the end of these many and varied travels, we arrive at a film that is Mettler's most readily engaging since Picture of Light...

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Mettler is fascinated by the slow process of natural decay, and how much of it is caused by human neglect or interference.

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Calum Marsh
Village Voice

"We all see our own unique rainbows," he reflects, with an absence of irony that in its own way is sort of endearing. The film goes on like this, glacially, for two hours.

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Jonathan Romney
Film Comment Magazine

[I]t's about a series of seemingly disconnected topics linked by an abstract idea, and by a certain exploratory spirit.

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Simon Foster

In painting such a densely existential picture of us all, [Mettler] ultimately engages no one.

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Documentarian Peter Mettler interviews various people (scientists, artists, hermits, mystics) about their thoughts on time, using poetic footage of lava flows,… More