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Somewhere Between (2012)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 7/10
Reviews Counted: 25
Fresh: 22
Rotten: 3

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Average Rating: 6.9/10
Reviews Counted: 15
Fresh: 13
Rotten: 2

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 4.2/5
User Ratings: 479

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Movie Info

In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America, Linda Goldstein Knowlton's deeply moving documentary illustrates that even the most specific of experiences can be universally relatable. Of the roughly 80,000 girls who have been adopted from China since 1989-a decade after China implemented its One Child Policy-the film intimately follows four teenagers: Haley, Jenna, Ann, and Fang. These four wise-beyond-their-years, yet typical American teens, reveal a heartbreaking sense of … More

Rating:
Unrated
Genre:
Documentary , Special Interest
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Feb 4, 2013
Box Office:
$0.2M
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Somewhere Between

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (22) | Rotten (3)

There's not much interpersonal drama here, and the little that materializes gets promptly resolved.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Watching this movie, I feel the need to run to the mall or someplace, and find a Chinese baby to hug. Or, at least, I can hug my own daughters.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A very affecting piece.

Full Review… | November 16, 2012
Denver Post
Top Critic

Documentarian Linda Goldstein Knowlton follows four teenage adoptees as they sort through the sensitive cultural and personal issues that arise from their dual identities.

Full Review… | November 15, 2012
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

In this poignant movie we meet four Chinese-born teenagers who are living with American parents from Berkeley to Boston.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

These girls - and Ruby - have traveled far, on a journey not yet finished; you sense, though, that they know their way home.

Full Review… | October 18, 2012
Seattle Times
Top Critic

An enlightening documentary about four girls adopted in China by American parents who as teenagers are struggling with their identity and whether to learn more about their birth families.

Full Review… | July 17, 2013
Spirituality and Practice

A deeply moving film that raises profound questions about the merits of international adoption.

Full Review… | May 26, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

Adoption docu is heartwarming and emotional.

Full Review… | March 22, 2013
Common Sense Media

The film shows the girls as reassuringly normal, which is good for their psyches but not particularly exciting to movie audiences.

Full Review… | December 3, 2012
Salt Lake Tribune

It finally boils down to people who care about other people, and it's enough to restore your faith in humanity.

Full Review… | September 20, 2012
East Bay Express

Intimate and compelling. All four of the teens' stories and experiences featured are enlightening.

Full Review… | September 15, 2012
Movie Dearest

Exceptionally well-made and emotionally riveting documentary...A celebration of the very best in human nature and a trove of delightful, thrilling and even suspenseful moments.

Full Review… | August 24, 2012
Film Journal International

Chinese girls in white American households navigate adolescence. . .in middle-class families [not] in diverse, urban settings to take complicated turns to their birth country

Full Review… | August 24, 2012
Film-Forward.com

Audience Reviews for Somewhere Between

Dedicated to her own adopted Chinese daughter, Linda Goldstein Knowlton has created a raw and intimate love-letter carrying the message that the journeys and identities of each adopted child are unique, and sharing their stories gives new perspectives of what may or may not be important in the examination of our selves. Haley, Jenna, Ann, and Fang are incredibly strong young women, and America is so fortunate to be in their graces.

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