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A Map of the World Reviews

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Top Critic
Emanuel Levy
December 26, 2006
Sigourney Weaver dominates with her powerful performance but the film, a feature debut from theater director Scott Elliott, is so poorly conceived and staged that much of the emotional impact gets lost
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
October 27, 2003
Cast somewhat against type, Sigourney Weaver is terrific even if the film is a bit staid.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
October 11, 2003
A profoundly unnecessary movie with pretty good performances; perfectly captures the noble mediocrity of the novel.
| Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 20, 2002
The fairly simple storyline...is certainly stretched quite thin over the two hour running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002
An emotionally effecting drama about one woman's difficult journey into forgiving and making peace with herself.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 9, 2001
For those who crave intelligent 'mom in trouble' dramas.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The film overflows with the studied ordinariness that prevails in Mom movies, where glamorous Hollywood stars muck about in pajamas and a little epiphany may be signaled by a broken cereal bowl on the kitchen floor.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Acting and character development are uneven.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
Good performances all through the movie.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ernest Hardy
January 1, 2000
Provocative and very moving.
Kevin Courrier
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
The screenplay has such unspeakable dialogue that you don't even believe in the characters you're watching.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Although the action is a bit predictable, both women play anguish well as they battle back from grief.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
In this season of Oscar-bait overacting, I'm grateful that "A Map of the World" includes recognizable emotional landmass.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Cornell & Petricelli
January 1, 2000
A film with an every day beginning and an every day ending, and a triumph in between.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
A searing yet wholly believable journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 1, 2000
Carries surprising dramatic power; and the acting is good enough to carry it over even the admitted rough patches in the final reels.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
A truly remarkable film. It is just not for everyone.
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
That which does not kill us makes us ... well, still alive.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
A powerful piece of filmmaking.
Read More | Original Score: 81/100
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Scott Elliott's palsied directorial debut, from a mine shaft-ridden script, is a sick joke.
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