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Anywhere but Here Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Solid story of independence for teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Portman is excellent, balancing wisdom and petulance, loyalty and imposition...
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Emanuel Levy
January 2, 2006
As a depiction of a loving-turbulent relationship between a single mom (Susan Sarandon) and her rebellious teenage daughter (Natalie Portman), Wang's meller is nicely crafted but old-fashioned like Hollywood's weepies of yesteryear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Director Wayne Wang has delivered a solid entertainment, particularly for women, with Anywhere But Here.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
June 7, 2004
Adele and Ann are not easy screen characters to like, but they are easy to believe in -- especially in the skins of Sarandon and Portman.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
June 7, 2004
A subtle and unexpected pleasure, all nuanced performance and character detail.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Natalie Portman is my new hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
January 16, 2003
The title might very well be an appropriate description of what more impatient filmgoers may be feeling after sitting through this frustratingly mediocre dramedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Charlotte O'Sullivan
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
In its eagerness to give voice to the overshadowed daughter, the film never allows the mother to live.
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
The movie drops in on a crucial part of their lives, follows it for a few minutes and then jettisons to another episode. It's like watching 10 short stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Inspired pairing of Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman as an outrageous mother and her more practical daughter.
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine
July 2, 2002
The movie doesn't feel authentic, it's relationships are drawn in erratic, TV movie-like strokes.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Susan Green
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Wang keeps a precise balance, necessary to blend a high-octane performance from Sarandon with an understated one from Portman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
The delicate, devastating pas de deux between Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman demonstrates that great actresses are still available, even if Hollywood doesn't want to use them.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman put on an acting clinic that's a treat to watch, but, no matter how accomplished, a clinic is not a movie. They do a lot with a little, yet it's far from enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002
A heartfelt drama about a mother and daughter having trouble connecting.
Stephen Farber
January 9, 2002
Without a strong central narrative ... the film loses momentum and ends as one more tired treatise on family dysfunction.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
November 9, 2001
This is a mother/daughter film. Despite the fact that I am neither a mother, a daughter, nor a film; I loved it!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
You start wishing you were anywhere but here -- preferably at last year's far funnier Slums of Beverly Hills.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 14, 2001
La cinta no deja de ser manipuladora y con cierta carga de moralidad. Pudo haber sido un producto mucho mejor terminado
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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