• Released
  • May 16, 1999
  • 2 hr 38 min
  • Comedy of Manners
    Romantic Drama
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Time Regained Synopsis
From his death bed, an author recalls his life and the people who most affected him.
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San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
Ruiz has made the most ambitious adaptation of a Proust work yet.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
You can count on the fingers of one hand the number of works in any given year to which one is moved to apply the word ''masterpiece.''...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is not about memories but memory. Yours, mine, Proust's. Memory makes us human.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Resembles an Impressionist masterpiece come to life, and ends with a tremendously moving acceptance of art and mortality.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A long sit for those unfamiliar with Proust's literary quest and output, but the view is sensational.
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Those not familiar with Proust will doubtless feel lost. Unlike the printed word, film does not offer the chance to pause and reflect, or...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
If you go with the flow, there's seductive imagery and a terrific performance by John Malkovich as a decadent baron.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The film only occasionally comes to life - it's too literal (and literary), too studied, too still.
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Miami Herald

By Sara Wildberger
Time Regained is not really worth the time it takes to see it.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Despite its actors, its lush photography and its obvious seriousness of purpose, is as close to a form of torture as any film ever devised....
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