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The Safety of Objects: The Art of 'Summer Hours'new

Some undisclosed time after a celebratory birthday party at her posh but weather-beaten French country home, lively and elegant matriarch Hélène (Edith Scob) dies, leaving her eldest son Frédéric (Charles Berling) to divide the loot with his two siblings.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Addison Engelking  |  02-05-2010  |  Reviews

'Summer Hours': The Objects and the Affectionnew

Olivier Assayas' tastefully made family drama is compact and close, calm and collected.
Eugene Weekly  |  Molly Templeton  |  09-11-2009  |  Reviews

'Summer Hours': Helene Doesn't Live Here Anymorenew

Three siblings must sell off their late mother's art-filled country house in the exquisite Summer Hours
SEE Magazine  |  Paul Matwychuk  |  08-13-2009  |  Reviews

'Summer Hours': French Feelingsnew

The final third of Summer Hours makes the film worthy -- but audiences may not have enough patience.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  08-12-2009  |  Reviews

'Summer Hours' is a Simple Film, but That's its Greatest Strengthnew

The Musee d'Orsay commissioned four directors to create films that feature both the gallery and living French treasure Juliette Binoche. Olivier Assayas' Summer Hours is the second in this series.
Boise Weekly  |  Jeremiah Wierenga  |  07-08-2009  |  Reviews

'Summer Hours' is Close to a Masterpiecenew

This is not a sentimental catalogue like Arnaud Desplechin's overpraised (and ultimately unpopular) A Christmas Tale. Assayas reconciles change and regret, which gives a spectral sense to material value.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  05-14-2009  |  Reviews

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