I was underwhelmed by Oren Moverman and Richard Gere‘s Time Out of Mind when I saw it nine months ago in Toronto. The truth is that I was fighting an impulse to nod out. I didn’t succumb but it was touch-and-go for a while. Raw homeless-guy realism, honestly acted, all-but-absent narrative, meandering, non-judgmental….phhffft. “An eavesdropping observational camera style and a generalized sense of compassion prove no substitute for what’s missing from Time Out of Mind — any sense of drama. This longtime pet project of producer-actor Richard Gere and, eventually, for writer-director Oren Moverman, displays a certain kind of dedication for evoking the life of the homeless in New York City, but with Gere’s character so lacking in memory and mental clarity, the film provides very little for an audience to latch on to. Tedium quickly sets in and is only sporadically relieved in this labor of love that simply doesn’t reward even the patient attention of sympathetic viewers.” — from Todd McCarthy‘s Hollywood Reporter review, filed on 9.7.14.