Tumbleweeds Reviews

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Glenn Lovell
Variety
March 26, 2009
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Features two unforgettable performances from a pair of actresses who are bound to make their mark in the movies.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Tumbleweeds is most worthwhile for its mother-daughter scenes, which ring truer than those in Anywhere but Here.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
A deeply and disappointingly conventional picture masquerading as a free-spirited one.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
Keep it authentic, keep it modest, keep it hopping. That's what happens in Tumbleweeds.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
There is something so poignant and generous and sad in that dilemma that women all over may watch McTeer's performance and glimpse an essential truth in it.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Tumbleweeds is one of those wonderful, deeply personal pictures that pop up every now and then to lift your spirits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ernest Hardy
Film.com
January 1, 2000
At the center of the film is one of the year's best performances -- that of British actress Janet McTeer.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Tumbleweeds is a breath of fresh air that busts the cliches of dysfunctional mother-daughter sagas.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
One of the most magical movie moments of the year.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
This smart, hardscrabble, very likable film has a heart and spirit all its own.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Tumbleweeds is far from a slick Hollywood-style production. It's not encumbered, for one thing, by star power. There's no list of past hits, Oscar bids, parts gone wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
The characters have been intriguing to know and easy to care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Tumbleweeds impresses with its freshly considered action and total avoidance of the stale and routine.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 1, 2000
The authenticity rings as loud and true as a gas station bell.
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Tumbleweeds is a slender novella of a film, but it's closely observed and honestly presented.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Beyond the leads' accomplishments, the movie isn't exceptional.