From Nowhere Reviews

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February 22, 2017
As a film, it's uneven and clumsy, but as a responsible political statement about the chaos we live in now, it's both enlightening and troubling.
February 17, 2017
Depicting the struggles of three undocumented Bronx high school students to avoid deportation, From Nowhere resonates with tender compassion for its characters.
February 17, 2017
From Nowhere is not a visionary work, and I don't think it aims to be; but it sets a coherent agenda from the get-go and manages to make a credible and disquieting narrative out of that.
February 16, 2017
It's one thing to read about roundups of suspected illegal immigrants; it's quite another to observe the anxiety of smart, talented teenagers trying to keep their cool while under the watchful gaze of immigration officials and the police.
February 16, 2017
A somber and affecting independent drama ...
February 15, 2017
Even at its most mechanistic ... From Nowhere largely avoids preachiness and sanctimony, preferring to wrestle with the real world in all its stubborn complexity.
March 1, 2019
"From Nowhere" may be all about the difficulty of fitting in, but ultimately, it can't help but stand out.
April 9, 2017
Director Matthew Newton delivers an earnest drama that's more about its highly relevant message than its technique.
February 24, 2017
Even at its bluntest, most didactic, and sorely predictable, From Nowhere will likely move and outrage even the stoniest of the individuals.
February 17, 2017
What it lacks in technical polish, the film compensates with heartfelt performances and gritty insight into its characters.
February 16, 2017
This well-written drama provides an urgently human face to the victims of an ever-growing national debate.
February 14, 2017
Done right, this story about three Bronx high school students whose futures are in jeopardy because of their undocumented immigration status could have been powerful and necessary. The film itself, unfortunately, falls short.
February 8, 2017
Credible and creditable performances by a fine cast of promising newcomers and familiar veterans enhance the emotional impact of this low-key but compelling indie