Nomadland Reviews

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January 19, 2021
... if there's aridness in the landscape, then barely none of it inhabits the heart of these compassionate travelers.
January 9, 2021
As an evocative portrait of a largely forgotten people living on the margins of the American economy, this film is nearly flawless ... a stunning tour de force for Chloé Zhao and Frances McDormand.
January 8, 2021
A poetic and empathic journey about finding a sense of belonging and community. Frances McDormand's performance is extraordinary. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 6, 2021
In the face of Hollywood's drought of humane Cinema comes an understated exposé of staggering editorial substance.
January 5, 2021
Zao has a deep understanding of the unconventional, transient society that's seen a boom during recent hard times in our country, and she treats her restless characters with a poetic respect.
January 5, 2021
It's quiet and spare in a way I admired more than I actively loved.
December 30, 2020
A captivating, immersive and deeply emotionally intelligent character portrait
December 30, 2020
More than most road movies, this is a series of brief encounters, of short, intense friendships and sad farewells. As Wells says, "I'll see you down the road."
December 29, 2020
The least actressy of actresses, McDormand merges completely with the landscape and everybody in it. The friendships that Fern makes spring from a collective store of commonsense gained from experience and coloured with playful good humour.
December 29, 2020
A journey of discovery, a life lived on your own terms -- conventional or otherwise -- this story is both panoramic and intimate.
December 28, 2020
Zhao and McDormand have created a character and an existence for someone that I'd like to revisit periodically in the coming years.
December 27, 2020
Zhao's powerfully poetic drama cements her as a groundbreaking talent, shaking the earth with her work's hushed intensity.
December 26, 2020
Backed by a beautiful film score from Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi, Nomadland pulls you into this world and makes you feel part of it.
December 26, 2020
An emotionally-charged masterpiece, Nomadland is a celebration in owning your happiness - in whatever form that may be.
December 25, 2020
A neo-realist masterpiece.
December 24, 2020
There shouldn't be any fudging around the fact that while Nomadland is a moving and absorbing portrait with a lot of heart, that heart is a singularly heavy one...So don't be surprised, or ashamed, should you get a bit misty-eyed.
December 23, 2020
Chloé Zhao's beautiful portrait of the human condition reminds us of the sweet lemonade that can be made from the bitterest of lemons.
December 22, 2020
Personally, I found it to be pretty much the perfect film for 2020; a paean to all people who have re-examined their lives, shifted their priorities and rediscovered the profound magic of empathy and quiet resilience. You'll quite probably love it too.
December 19, 2020
Chloe Zhao's thoughtful balance of majesty and intimacy makes Nomadland one of the most accomplished films of the year, an emotional tour de force that moves you but never imposes or manipulates.
December 18, 2020
The fictional principal character in Zhao's Nomadland, Fern (Frances McDormand), provides structure to a film composed largely of small incidents and stories shared by Americans who live on the road...
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