• Released
  • September 12, 1992
  • PG , 1 hr 24 min
  • Drama
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The Long Day Closes Synopsis
Movies color the life of a shy boy (Leigh McCormack) who loves them in mid-1950s Liverpool.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The Long Day Closes is a twice-remarkable film. Once, because director Terence Davies opens his personal bottle of memories and makes them...
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100

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Sensuous and rarefied, elevating its particulars into epiphanies, The Long Day Closes is as joyful as introversion gets. [9 July 1993, p.25]
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100

The Dissolve

By Scott Tobias
A singularly beautiful nostalgia piece that radiates with love and sadness, and doesn’t extract one type of feeling from another. It’s a...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
All things considered, The Long Day Closes is a remarkable film -- tender and intelligent, long on mood and short on ''action,'' a...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

After the curtains close on The Long Day Closes, its special light lingers, sending us back to the beginning for another "hearing." Such is...
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100

Slant Magazine

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The Long Day Closes posits its pubescent protagonist as a tiny camera absorbing and transforming the reality all around him.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
Davies has said that he loves the "poetry of the ordinary." In that sense, he doesn't just wax nostalgic about the good old days, but...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

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The Long Day Closes is impressive in many ways. It may be a strange filmgoing experience, but its haunting imagery and sounds make it...
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
What The Long Day Closes lacks is a narrative thread, however slim, to match the perfectly realized setting and wonderful visuals Davies...
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The Long Day Closes is very much the visual equivalent of a verse or a poem: beautiful images, but no narrative.
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Rated PG