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A Map of the World Reviews

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Top Critic
Emanuel Levy
Variety
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+
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 22, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
August 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
| Original Score: B
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
March 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
May be too painful and downbeat for many moviegoers. But it redefines courage in acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
The acting is strong, but the direction is inharmonious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Sigourney Weaver gives an Oscar-caliber performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
January 1, 2000
Weaver is phenomenal.
| Original Score: 9/10
Dave White
IFilm
January 1, 2000
In a time when Hollywood usually gets a woman's life all wrong, A Map of the World, with more than its share of true moments, somehow gets it right.
Steven Boone
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
Much of A Map of the World is comparable to the work of Fritz Lang, Paul Schrader or any other filmmaker skilled at evoking panic and self-loathing.
Ted Murphy
Hollywood.com
January 1, 2000
Acclaimed stage director Scott Elliot makes an auspicious debut behind the camera.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
An accomplished film that continually takes us beyond our first impressions of people and situations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Worth navigating for its refusal to play to the crowd. There's certainly nothing safe or sweet about Weaver's performance.
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