The City of Your Final Destination

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Released 2009

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Director:
James Ivory
Released:
2009
Rating:
PG-13
The City of Your Final Destination follows grad student Omar Razaghi (Omar Metwally) who, after duping school officials into awarding him a grant to write a biography on novelist Jules Gund, must travel to Uruguay to get legitimate authorization from the late author's three executors. James Ivory (A Room with a View) directs this moving adaptation of author Peter Cameron's novel of the same name. Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney and Charlotte Gainsbourg also star.

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  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Besides Ms. Linney's excellent performance and Mr. Hopkins's good one, the best things about the movie are its sensuous cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe ("Talk to Her," "Vick...

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    Filled with unrealized possibilities and fraught with flaws, Final Destination seems destined to be little more than a footnote in the anthology of extraordinary films to come out ...

  • 50

    Variety

    Languid, multi-accented adaptation of the contempo novel by Peter Cameron suffers from an unfocused screenplay and direction.

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