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Miriam Bale
New York Times
November 21, 2013
With awkward slow-motion effects, clunky transitions and pregnant zooms that seem conspicuously in the wrong speed or otherwise a little off, Mr. Oliver's film aims for a glossy mainstream aesthetic without the budget or skills to match.
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Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times
November 21, 2013
The great achievement in writer-director Jono Oliver's poignant, superb debut, "Home," lies in the balance between the film's empathy for those like Jack who seek independence and its compassion for others who may need care indefinitely.
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
November 19, 2013
The casting director needs a raise.
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
July 21, 2014
Oliver is off to a promising start. Let's hope it's enough to get his next go-round a wider theatrical release.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
November 23, 2013
Remains character-driven throughout and doesn't have a moment that rings false, pretentious or contrived. Gbenga Akinnagbe gives a genuinely heartfelt performance. If there were any justice, he'd get some awards attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.1/10
Brent Simon
June 21, 2013
A smart, engaging and superbly acted indie drama that knows and shows its title can be not just a physical place but a state of settled mind.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rob Thomas
Madison Movie
February 25, 2015
The affecting and low-key drama skips past the usual dramatic scenes of someone who has suffered a psychotic breakdown, instead showing us the quieter but more convincing struggle of someone trying to piece his life back together afterwards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
January 13, 2014
This movingly understated drama benefits from strong performances and incisive characterizations.
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