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Ratings & Reviews

  1. angelicidea's rating of the film A Useful Life

    Everybody is very chilled and slow in this film. I love how it plays like a silent movie with beautiful and interesting shots all the way through. Weird and wonderful and latin.

  2. Karthik's rating of the film A Useful Life

    What a beautiful shot, a "hinge-shot", which turns the narrative: Jorge and Martinez, stump down the obscure defeated stairs, below a looming half-cut-off poster of Chaplin and his girl (at the end of Modern Times?) walking away at dawn...

  3. Simon So's rating of the film A Useful Life

  4. Graham Ball's rating of the film A Useful Life

    An extremely 'Useful Life'... loved it, feel like I've lived aspects of it, melancholy feelings of a time gone by or in decline, but, conversely, inspires hope for the evolution of cinema.

  5. Nelson Núñez's rating of the film A Useful Life

    Otra película uruguaya contemporánea, minimalista en su forma y naturalista en el registro actoral. Con una marcada influencia del cine de Ermanno Olmi, asistimos a la modesta historia del empleado de una cinemateca en crisis que se ve obligado a encarar la vida de una forma distinta ante la inminente desaparición de su "mundo". El uso de los espacios tiene una carga dramática y narrativa sustancial. Interesante.

  6. Yusef's rating of the film A Useful Life

    Formal, simple and sincere, excellent job turning Montevideo into a timeless space. The reflection on cinema industry is so clear and direct that it surprisingly fits in the narrative structure and the apparent light tone of the film.

  7. εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film A Useful Life

    if 60s ain't seeable, they should become livable.

  8. Lefteris Becerra's rating of the film A Useful Life

    inteligente y emocionante: un sensible y lúcido homenaje a la cinefilia practicada desde la periferia (¿desde dónde más?)