Time to Leave
Time to Leave (2006)

A handsome, successful fashion photographer learns that he has a malignant brain tumor that will soon kill him. Hiding his diagnosis, he alienates his family and his young boyfriend, but during a short stay with his grandmother, his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 14, 2006
DVD Release Date: November 28, 2006
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A reflective look at our own mortality through the experience of a middle-aged French man, Time To Leave manages to pull at our heart strings without resorting to cliches, and leaves a lasting impression.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's a quiet and poignant look at a life as it slips away, seen through the eyes of a character who's not always likable but remains entirely real.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

It's affecting.

Beth Accomando

It's noteworthy for the performances of Melvil Poupard as Romaine and Jeanne Moreau as the grandmother-two people facing their own mortality, and trying to exit this world with grace and dignity.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

It does absolutely nothing that previous movies dealing with this subject haven't done.

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Philip Kennicott
Washington Post

Sumptuously filmed but rather distant.

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Una exploración muy personal, muy íntima y para nada condescendiente sobre la proximidad de la muerte a edad temprana. Muy buen elenco.

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Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News

A beautiful, frank and utterly absorbing examination of death.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

We watch Romain change as he struggles with his mortality and, as he does, we come to care about him.

Jon Frosch
Film Journal International

One gets the feeling while watching Time to Leave that the feisty director is, for the first time, bored by the story he's telling.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A perfunctory, soulless drama about a selfish man who finds out that he is terminally ill and becomes completely distasteful, impossible to relate to in any… More
Arash Xak
This may lack originality & it has a few ridiculous moments here & there but in my opinion this is how this kind of movies should be, It doesn't… More
Cynthia S.
A very moving French film. There wasn't any hollywood type spin to make it extra dramatic, or extra sad...and because of that, the sincerity of the… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Time to Leave", Romain(Melvil Poupaud) is a narcissistic 31-year old fashion photographer who is diagnosed with inoperable… More
Jeremy Smith
Moving french film of life in the face of impending death.
Daniel Parsons
<I>"...you and I are the same. We're both going to die soon."</I><p>In <I>Time to Leave </I>(<I>Le Temps Qui… More