Arcadia (2012)

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A coming-of-age story set in a vast, cross-country landscape, Arcadia begins when twelve-year-old Greta's dad Tom (Academy Award nominated actor John Hawkes) wakes her up before dawn and crams her and her two siblings into a dented station wagon. They set off on a 3,000 mile journey from the New England woods to the California desert. On the way, Tom tells enchanting stories, paints pictures of a California paradise, and assures the kids that Mom will soon join them. Greta believes him at first, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Olivia Silver
On DVD: Jul 23, 2013
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Critic Reviews for Arcadia

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

The ever-reliable Hawkes does what he can with the material, but his part is too thinly written to convince.

Full Review… | July 18, 2013
Variety
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The characters overall lack definition, and the writer-director is only moderately successful at accessing the pathos of a story that should be steeped in it.

Full Review… | July 8, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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Ms. Silver's ability to translate the liminal into cinematic terms, to catch those moments between innocence and knowing, childhood and adulthood, unforgiving and forgiving, makes her someone to watch.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
New York Times
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Hits the mark as an emotionally authentic coming-of-age drama.

Full Review… | July 17, 2013
Spirituality and Practice

The story is too slight to go the full distance of 3,000 miles cross-country without this viewer losing some interest.

Full Review… | July 13, 2013
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