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A Map of the World Reviews

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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+
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
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January 1, 2000
That which does not kill us makes us ... well, still alive.
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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
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
Good performances all through the movie.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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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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Ernest Hardy
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Provocative and very moving.
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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Acting and character development are uneven.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
A surprisingly gripping and moving experience.
| Original Score: 3/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
January 1, 2000
Defying every pitfall and eclipsing everything else in the film, Sigourney Weaver delivers a bravura portrait of a complex woman falsely accused of child abuse.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Gives three first-rate actors a chance to stretch.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Too many situations are set up or suggested without much follow-through.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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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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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
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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-