Museum Hours

By jgsamson
Written December 01, 2014
I loved this very unusual, tender film. It is beautifully filmed. Slow-paced, it is somewhat dream-like yet not like a fantasy. It is grounded in time and place and a sad reality in more than one way. The story at the heart of it is very well-acted and told about two strangers who become friends and who share their experiences and perceptions at several levels, while maintaining a certain odd distance for all of their intimate ongoing conversation. The portrayal of Vienna and its people is as artistically filmed as is the art in the museum where much of the film occurs, accompanied by the voices and reflections about the art from both protagonists as well as from museum-goers and a docent. Jem Cohen, the film-maker, succeeds in lifting the story from being a travelogue or art lesson, although it is both, to letting the setting and the art tell the real and moving human story of the history of mankind as much as the characters do.
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Museum Hours

By carriebarron1
Written September 15, 2013
Waste of time! We were so looking forward to a great artsy film, but instead we were bored to tears!
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museum

By jopl00
Written September 15, 2013
don't bother, slow start to say very little other than life is a museum, just bigger!
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I wanted to like it...

By natalie12328
Written September 26, 2013
I wanted to like this film as I love art and indie films. However, this film had no story line and drug on and on. Save yourself your time and money.
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