Away We Go Reviews
March 4, 2021
Overall, the film offers a shallow impression of America.
November 28, 2020
A simple comedy with nothing unique enough to separate it from the pack.
November 24, 2020
Burt and Verona are amiable enough travelling companions and their trip does throw up some moderately amusing situations, but the film's episodic structure does get a bit wearying.
September 2, 2020
The kind of small, indie flick that even mainstream audiences can love.
January 27, 2020
There is a core of sadness and loneliness in Away We Go, but too often Mendes drowns those plaintive elements in bellowing yuks and overplayed comedy.
January 18, 2020
Mendes and Kuras capture the beauty, sense of restlessness, and even certain holiness in each place our protagonists set foot.
November 6, 2019
Emotionally anchored by gifted performances from [Maya] Rudolph and [John] Krasinski, AWAY WE GO is poignant, funny, heartfelt and filled with love and adventure. This is the journey of life at its simplest and most beautiful.
October 25, 2019
[Away We Go] proves to be a warm, engaging and utterly sweet little film.
December 6, 2018
The script, by husband-and-wife novelists Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, has real heart, though, without being cloying.
November 1, 2018
To Mendes's credit, he makes them seem real and vulnerable rather than cloying and self-righteous.
October 18, 2018
It glorifies a tepid response to tough circumstances -- set to indie music. Which is kind of nauseating. But adorable.
August 30, 2018
It's sweet, I suppose, but it's also oddly inconsequential, fake and annoying.
April 30, 2018
This mild, charmless comedy is not the provocation critics made it out to be.
March 28, 2018
It's to the actors' credit that they retain their authenticity amidst all these well-cast but cartoonishly drawn cutouts. Then again, perhaps Mendes's point was to throw Burt and Verona into relief by making everyone else a little ridiculous,
January 2, 2018
I began to realize why I'd been resisting the film all along, in spite of its dogged charm. None of the places the couple visit seems remotely real.
September 12, 2017
Overall, the movie was touching, funny at times, and really conveyed an imperfect couple's search for the perfect parenthood.
August 23, 2017
In this movie about finding a place to call home, the final destination is telegraphed almost immediately - and it's a postcard spot that looks as artificial as the conflict that got us there.
August 11, 2017
Away We Go is a thoughtful attempt to refine a meaning of marriage and family, to locate it, plant it and root it.
June 22, 2013
This movie lives in a bubbleland of its main two characters' heads, who shamble along to and fro, never really engaging the planet or stepping outside themselves in any noteworthy way.