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Middle of Nowhere Reviews

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October 26, 2012
Ava DuVernay won a best director's award at Sundance for Middle of Nowhere, a prize that seems fitting for the sort of film that has the kind of gravity and authority that sneaks up on the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 24, 2012
This is a tough-minded story of change that happens in almost imperceptibly tiny increments - as true growth so often does in reality.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 19, 2012
This film is about a particular African-American experience, true, but it's also about the human experience. It will haunt you. It should.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 18, 2012
A heartbreaking but teachable story about love and the morbid sacrifices we make to find it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 18, 2012
A sluggish enterprise, not measured or languorous or full of detail, but plodding, with scenes that run too long and others that are unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2012
It's confident storytelling, in which often the actors' faces, rather than dialogue, tell us what we need to know.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 18, 2012
Tells a relatively simple story but does so with enough artistic intent and truth of character that the common story that it tells becomes uncommonly good in its telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5.0
October 18, 2012
Middle of Nowhere explores the contours of loneliness and the boundaries of loyalty in a way that is both artful and emotionally revealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2012
The love triangle, which comes to overwhelm the second half, feels more like soap opera than anything else, and the able cast can't redeem DuVernay's often dreadful dialogue.
October 18, 2012
Most of the action takes place within the mind of a lonely woman. That's why Corinealdi is so effective in the lead.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 14, 2012
A refreshing alternative to the superficial mainstream fare that tends to stereotype sisters as either sassy mammies or compliant sex objects.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 12, 2012
The fim's emotions bubble to the surface in ways that don't seem acted, in scenes that don't seem scripted.
Full Review | Original Score: 8
October 12, 2012
Director Ava DuVernay, in showing Ruby's life in waiting, occasionally lets the pace slip into tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 12, 2012
Corinealdi and Oyelowo are appealing enough to make the journey to the inevitable conclusion an enjoyable one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 11, 2012
"Middle of Nowhere" carries the imprimatur of Sundance, but without the dreary stereotypes or self-satisfied politics that can (at times unfairly) characterize its offerings.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 11, 2012
It is uncommon to see serious adult dramas this moving and accomplished, so attuned to real people and their complex, recognizable emotions, no matter the racial makeup of the characters involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 11, 2012
Like its central character, Middle of Nowhere is a gem.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 11, 2012
This is an elegant, powerfully emotional and courageous film, worth seeing entirely on its own artistic terms ...
October 11, 2012
This modest, micro-budgeted story has been beautifully packaged.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2012
Middle of Nowhere takes us on a pleasing road of self-discovery.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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