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The Color of Time

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Visually appealing but pretentious film tries too hard.

Movie R 2014 72 minutes
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Points to The Color of Time's directors for looking to Williams' poetry as source material; but although the film is a gorgeous visual buffet, there's not much there there. The non-sequential vignettes jump back and forth through different periods of the poet's life and are filled with images that seem significant (or try to be) -- a young boy and girl holding hands, a white horse, a meaningful look from an attractive stranger at a party -- and are wrapped in narration that sounds important but doesn't leave the audience with much to like, or love. Bottom line? The film tries too hard, and in the end, it's a pretentious exercise.

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