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A Map of the World Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 7, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Acting and character development are uneven.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
The film positively crawls.
| 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
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Disappointingly unengaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Asks how anyone could live with themselves when a child entrusted into their care dies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Too many situations are set up or suggested without much follow-through.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Most of the film feels borrowed from other movies.
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
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 5, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
Top Critic
Jessica Winter
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Scott Elliott's palsied directorial debut, from a mine shaft-ridden script, is a sick joke.
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
A Map of the World is a grim, humorless melodrama with very little entertainment value.
Ray Greene
Reel.com
January 1, 2000
A sincere film, but strangely uninvolving.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Tom Block
culturevulture.net
January 1, 2000
The result of what happens when a pedestrian director shoots a tone-deaf script.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
Gooey with sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
January 1, 2000
Maddeningly uneven.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 30, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
Good performances all through the movie.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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