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Tumbleweeds Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 18, 2016
The stagnant midsection does the hopelessly tedious atmosphere no favors...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Teresa Talerico
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Touching look at tough mom-daughter relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
January 9, 2007
A keenly observed chronicle of a single mother at the crossroads of self-realization, Gavin O'Connor's debut features a wonderful, Oscar-caliber performance from British Janet McTeer.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002
A mother-daughter flick that is filled with satisfying surprises and two very fine performances.
Top Critic
Stephanie Zacharek
January 1, 2000
A deeply and disappointingly conventional picture masquerading as a free-spirited one.
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
The characters have been intriguing to know and easy to care about.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Ernest Hardy
January 1, 2000
At the center of the film is one of the year's best performances -- that of British actress Janet McTeer.
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
A slight but likable movie.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
McTeer shines in her film debut, bringing to the screen a naturalness not seen in a long time.
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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-
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The slim story didn't hold my interest.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
The acting is excellent all around.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Among the many attractive elements of Tumbleweeds is the film's lack of stereotype and obvious event.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
An enjoyable and moderately moving picture.
Top Critic
Jessica Winter
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Tumbleweeds is a slender novella of a film, but it's closely observed and honestly presented.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
The film moves with the same breakneck vitality as its star McTeer.
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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
Jonathan Lewis
Gay Chicago Magazine
January 1, 2000
Giving two of the year's best performances, (McTeer and Brown) have astonishing authenticity and naturalness, which never seems like acting.
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
The people we meet in the course of this only too common American odyssey are not always sympathetic, but they are invariably three-dimensional.
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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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