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Somewhere Reviews

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Ray Pride
June 14, 2015
It offers satisfactions and contentment: It's a succession of sensations, of being adrift in a city where the weather seldom changes, where the stars are always young, where children must make their own way. The sky is blue and clear.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
It's more of a vibe than a movie. The atmosphere is enticing, I just wish it added up to more.
Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered
November 11, 2013
Unflinchingly honest and confidently challenging, this is an all around incredible film.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
November 1, 2013
Don't cry for the movie star, even if they don't have the glamorous life you imagine
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale
August 28, 2013
Even with its irritating ending, there's something so relatable about Marco that makes the story go, well, somewhere
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 22, 2013
Even so-called "slow cinema" shouldn't be this dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeff Beck
September 22, 2012
In "Somewhere," what ends up happening is that the main character's lack of interest becomes the audience's burden.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
August 15, 2011
A movie star and his neglected daughter bond while partaking in the celeb-filled glamour of the Chateau Marmont.
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
August 4, 2011
Sofia Coppola gives us a first-class ticket to nowhere
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
This is a film about vacuousness that's without much substance itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 15, 2011
A poor little princess' plaint about the burdens of being special.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
Dave White
April 4, 2011
[Coppola] examines boredom, privilege, torpor, laziness and adolescent daydreams with a kind of molasses slowness that no one else can touch. That's good because no other American filmmaker is really trying to touch it anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Joshua Starnes
March 30, 2011
The question is 'why should we care?' Yes Johnny's problems are real, but they're not going to mean much to anyone else. And when you've got a character and story that are true but unrelatable, all the craft in the world isn't going to help.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
March 29, 2011
En principio atractiva e interesante, finalmente resulta previsible y carente de emoción, y perdiendo ante la inevitable comparación con Perdidos en Tokio (la mejor película de Sofia Coppola hasta la fecha, con la que tiene demasiadas cosas en común).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 24, 2011
Whether or not the journey from nowhere to the possibility of somewhere is worth taking is going to vary wildly from viewer to viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mike Scott
March 18, 2011
A thoughtful and interesting deconstruction and demythologizing of American celebrity
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
March 9, 2011
Although the film throbs with dissatisfaction and longing for purpose, Somewhere plays as a dryly funny meditation on being adrift in Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 4, 2011
Like Coppola's previous films, 'Somewhere' examines the isolation (and cultural dislocation) of privileged public people -- people enclosed within the exposing fishbowl of celebrity and the protective bubble of entitlement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marc Fennell
Triple J
March 1, 2011
A superficial movie about beautiful people, when it needed to be a beautiful film about superficial people. Lacks the magic of Coppola's best movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dan Callahan
House Next Door
February 23, 2011
Coppola has shamelessly retreated to what worked for her before in Lost in Translation.
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