A Map of the World Reviews

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
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March 19, 2002
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.
January 1, 2000
Worth navigating for its refusal to play to the crowd. There's certainly nothing safe or sweet about Weaver's performance.
January 1, 2000
Gives three first-rate actors a chance to stretch.
January 1, 2000
Scott Elliott's palsied directorial debut, from a mine shaft-ridden script, is a sick joke.
January 1, 2000
Too many situations are set up or suggested without much follow-through.
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.
January 1, 2000
May be too painful and downbeat for many moviegoers. But it redefines courage in acting.
January 1, 2000
An accomplished film that continually takes us beyond our first impressions of people and situations.
January 1, 2000
In this season of Oscar-bait overacting, I'm grateful that "A Map of the World" includes recognizable emotional landmass.
January 1, 2000
Acting and character development are uneven.
January 1, 2000
Good performances all through the movie.
January 1, 2000
Provocative and very moving.
January 1, 2000
A surprisingly gripping and moving experience.
January 1, 2000
That which does not kill us makes us ... well, still alive.