"Time Out of Mind" is a tour de force for Richard Gere, who plays George, an increasingly desperate man. Life seems to have passed him by. With nowhere to turn he finds himself adrift on the unforgiving streets of New York City. After exhausting all possible housing options, he seeks refuge at Manhattan's largest intake centre for homeless men. It proves a harsh and bewildering environment, but when George befriends a seasoned shelter-dweller (Ben Vereen), he begins to find hope of repairing his relationship with his estranged daughter (Jena Malone).
Meaningful pauses for 116 minutes
- Time Out of Mind review by NC
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My wife couldn't get the long clips in Paris Texas, but at least the Ry Cooder music stays in your head, and could get some empathy with Harry Dean Stanton as Travis. Had something quirky going for it.
Third of the way through the film I couldn't care less what happens to Gere's character.
Lots of filmotography stuff going on. Never seems to gell. Just depicting the lower levels of American society, and the wasted people therein.............
A movie with a difference.
- Time Out of Mind review by BE
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Stripped bare of the usual Hollywood schmaltz, this movie was a winner for me. Seamlessly directed by Oren Moverman, unusual camera shots and with Richard Gere as you've never seen him before. I would class this as an art house movie as the only real drama is cerebral as opposed to action. Not for everybody but a very thoughtful piece of cinema.
This is the first film in a very long time that I could have just switched off. I stuck with it for about an hour but then forwarded through chunks of the film in desperation for something interesting.
I get the feeling this has been filmed and produced by someone arty as the film is shot from some very strange angles or behind windows and doors. Unfortunately it doesn't make the film any more interesting or enjoyable.
You kind of have to guess the underlying story as the film progresses but by the time you start to realise what has happened to Gere's character, you just don't really care anymore.
I think the film should be re-named "The many facial expressions of Richard Gere"