Here Reviews

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
April 8, 2012
While everything here is mostly unspoken, and the film itself hints at a broader set of concerns than simply two lost souls meeting on foreign ground, Here too often feels like a jumble of ideas that don't quite cohere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
January 25, 2011
The film captures some impressive landscapes and layers an eclectic mix of original and traditional Armenian music over its unhurried travel time. But unless you count doing a lot of vodka shots, this is a dramatically uneventful two hours.
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David Fear
Time Out
April 10, 2012
Viewers get ample time to luxuriate in the landscapes while gritting our teeth over Peter Coyote's pseudomythic narration and the sort of WTF meta touches that a first-year film student might find ridiculous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
April 13, 2012
Languid road movie, punctuated by ponderous abstract interludes, about a young American mapmaker in Armenia who meets a prodigal woman photographer. A promising filmmaker needs to his lose art-school baby fat.
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
April 13, 2012
It becomes highly affecting, concerned both with the limits of mapping a landscape and with lovers' difficulties in navigating each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 29, 2012
Grapples with the very idea of wanderlust, eventually coming to look at it as both a state of grace and an appealing delusion.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 5, 2012
You must be willing to give yourself to Braden King's debut feature, a slow, meandering and sumptuously photographed road trip combined with an intimate love story. I gave, and I got. A lot.
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
May 10, 2012
[It] doesn't offer up a ton of narrative surprises, but there is plenty going on the screen to keep you engaged - and visually stimulated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David D'Arcy
Screen International
April 4, 2011
In HERE, the landscape doesn't become a character, as the boilerplate cliché would have it, but the brief-encounter romance becomes a proto-documentary.
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
April 10, 2012
The dreamy, feverish beauty of these sequences just barely balances out the pretension of the exposition.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 12, 2012
The trains of thought stirred up by the film's contemplation of what is here and what is there - and where you are - are endless and stimulating. And the movie is embellished with spectacularly beautiful, enigmatic bursts of abstract imagery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
April 26, 2012
"Here" seems motivated by a tone of searching and yearning, not of finding a single way. As Foster's character says at one point, "Getting lost was the goal."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
January 26, 2011
One of those movies so fully achieved it restores your faith in the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
April 12, 2012
The unstructured, come-what-may quality of a road movie is part of its appeal, but it can be a pitfall, too, when all that spontaneity starts to look more like lollygagging.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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