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After winning a grant to write a biography of the Hispanic author Jules Gund, Iranian-American student Omar (Omar Metwally) must travel to Uruguay and convince the family to give him permission. Omar finds more than expected as he tries to persuade the late writer’s brother (Anthony Hopkins), wife (Laura Linney), and mistress (Charlotte Gainsbourg). A complex look at loss, The City of Your Destination is a moving drama from director James Ivory.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 55
- Fresh: 21
- Rotten: 34
- Average Rating: 5.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: What was intended as a tart elegy for a vanished way of life becomes a valedictory to a certain kind of filmmaking: beautifully appointed, intelligently played, and civilized into inertia.
Fresh: A movie that feels as if it should have been a masterpiece. As it is, it's flawed, uneven work but deserves careful viewing.
Rotten: Slow, dull and wielding absolutely no emotional impact despite a fine cast.
Rotten: It's a fine cast, but this is an example for me of actors being really pulled down by the material.
What the F$&@ were the critics watching
I'm a film fanatic and I loved every minute of this movie. What I consider every bit as monumental as this movies effect on me was the blinding scathing and curiously scathing reviews. The effect of being lost in what the reviewers wrote as it pertains to this lush escapists paradise gave me more than pause, it drew back the curtain. The illusion of the importance reviews from the heavyweights such as The New York Times is now and forever as much a guide for me as fat bloated useless toad.
A wonderful film with a great script. Some movies trap you by the storyline without the need for anything else. The musical soundtrack in this one provides a bonus.
It's a really nice movie