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Middle of Nowhere Reviews

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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 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
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
May 3, 2015
I should love this movie, but something about it kept me at arm's length.
January 24, 2012
Solidly acted but aloof and slow as molasses.
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
June 7, 2013
Poignant drama explores the world of dilemmas of a Los Angeles woman who cares for her imprisoned husband while struggling to keep her true self afloat. Director Ava DuVerney is a fresh female voice, with a sharp point of view.
October 11, 2012
Middle of Nowhere takes us on a pleasing road of self-discovery.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 28, 2013
Though writer-director Ava DuVernay avoids any and all cliché right up until the closing titles, I have no qualms ending this review with one: I wholeheartedly look forward to her next project.
Top Critic
October 11, 2012
The power of Middle Of Nowhere is cumulative, conveyed in sustained tone and deepening character rather than bravura sequences or explosive confrontations.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 26, 2012
There's also a fine line between meditative and just plain pokey ... It's only the charisma and passion of the film's performers that carries us to the end.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
November 30, 2012
[A] hushed, tenderly observant drama about a young woman trying to do right by herself and her marriage while her husband is in prison.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 13, 2012
It's so real we can't help but smile.
November 2, 2012
A simple but affecting slice-of-life drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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 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 9, 2012
Remarkably self-assured ...
February 9, 2013
The title Middle of Nowhere refers to Ruby's state of being as well as the location of the prison where Derek is incarcerated.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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
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