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The Time Being

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Nenad Cicin-Sain

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Plot Summary

A young artist (Wes Bentley, The Hunger Games, American Beauty) accepts a series of mysterious assignments from a reclusive millionaire (Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon) hiding a lifetime of family secrets.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 14
  • Fresh: 2
  • Rotten: 12
  • Average Rating: 4.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: An exhaustingly pretentious heave of artistic self-involvement, "The Time Being" takes an exceptionally handsome journey to nowhere at all. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Jul 25, 2013

Rotten: Not to be glib, but sitting through the art-centric chamber piece "The Time Being" is truly like watching paint dry. – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Jul 25, 2013

Rotten: The characters are as leached of tone as the film's chiaroscuro sets and grisaille paintings, although Langella is certainly game ... – R.C. Baker, Village Voice, Jul 23, 2013

Rotten: While the underdeveloped script - co-written by Richard Gladstein - never earns its sense of self-importance, the visuals are evocative enough to draw us further into the movie's ultimately unsatisfying mysteries. – Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, Jul 25, 2013

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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2013

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