Time Regained
Time Regained (1999)

An ambitious project of Chile-born, Paris-based Raul Ruiz, this psychological drama brings to the screen the famous classic of Marcel Proust with fidelity to its interior monologues and streams of consciousness. Proust (Marcelo Mazzarella),… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1999
DVD Release Date: March 27, 2001
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Even if it lacks the emotional power of Manuel, Time Regained is a lot closer to Ruiz's best work than it is to his worst.

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

A crashing bore.

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Jason Anderson

A film that captures the richness of Proust's writing and the peculiarity of his sensibility through an array of unlikely imagery and staging techniques.

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Michael Dequina

The stream-of-consciousness structure effectively captures a mind lost in thought; what it doesn't effectively create, however, is drama.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Moody, opulent, and just decadent enough, Ruiz's film is elegant all over and perverse around the edges, just as it should be.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The best way to experience Time Regained is to let each vignette become an oar for rowing across the sea of Proust's memories.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Inventive and astounding.

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Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Ruiz gracefully weaves through flashbacks triggered by sights, sounds, and thoughts, effortlessly ricocheting from remembrance to remembrance.

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John Ballantine
I can't fault the acting. These folks were trying..but it was terribly boring.