Old Times

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    October 1, 2015

    "This flamboyant production’s three vibrant performers – Eve Best, Kelly Reilly and Clive Owen – are brandishing their cigarettes with a glamorous fury not seen since Bette Davis was the nicotine queen of the movie melodrama."
    Ben Brantley for New York Times

    "The late, great Harold Pinter installed wall-to-wall ambiguity in his 1971 memory play 'Old Times.' So it’s remarkable when a flash of clarity comes in the Roundabout’s stylized revival."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

    "Clive Owen, Eve Best and Kelly Reilly generate such heat, you may need a cold shower after the show."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "Pinter’s precise, lyrical language comes through with crystalized, cutting force. Nothing here feels old; the blood flows freshly from new wounds."
    David Cote for Time Out New York/NY1

    "Clive Owen makes his Broadway debut with jaunty menace in this Roundabout Theatre Company production opposite the British actresses Eve Best and Kelly Reilly, both lovely and enigmatic and ferociously elegant in not-so-retro costumes by Constance Hoffman."
    Mark Kennedy for Associated Press

    "Clive Owen makes a riveting Broadway debut."
    David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter

    "The Roundabout Theater Company’s Broadway revival of 'Old Times' can’t possibly miss. Harold Pinter’s three-handed battle for sexual dominance, first performed on Broadway in 1971, is an incredibly sexy play, properly cast here with three incredibly sexy performers."
    Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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