The City of Your Final Destination Synopsis
A man goes to Uruguay to persuade a late author's heirs to let him write a biography.
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Every complex member of the writer’s legacy has an agenda, with varying gains and losses, and the power of the film rests in the way it...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

A movie that feels as if it should have been a masterpiece. As it is, it's flawed, uneven work but deserves careful viewing.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Its appeal naturally will be to book-reading audiences who appreciate films with well-written dialogue, a tony cast, lush visuals and the...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
What was intended as a tart elegy for a vanished way of life becomes a valedictory to a certain kind of filmmaking: beautifully appointed,...
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
With its seductive images and smart dialogue, The City of Your Final Destination has the setting and circumstances for a ripe family drama...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Lovely to look at -- and languid to the point of stultifying torpor, as interesting characters make speeches to one another about life,...
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By Ella Taylor
The City of Your Final Destination does eventually prove intelligent enough about how we all become prisoners of dependency and obsession....
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San Francisco Chronicle

From the start, we can see where this is headed: a big fat power struggle, with Omar at the eye of the storm. But the storm is more of a...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
This long and overly genteel adaptation of Peter Cameron's 2002 novel never quite comes to a boil.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Ivory appears most concerned about creating a mood, and in this regard he's successful. But Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's surprisingly bland...
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I adjure you: go, see.

By filmlit
I adjure you . . . I implore you . . . I all but command you to see this film. It is lovely - a film I could live in, and immediately among my favorites. Reader: go....

Five Word Review

By dsilverman622
boring waste of good actors...

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Rated PG-13 | For partial nudity