Nomadland Reviews

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February 23, 2021
If you're thinking about it after, it's probably worth watching, and all credit due to Zhao for this lyrical journey.
February 23, 2021
Frances McDormand makes us care in a role where her soul is bare. For me, 'Nomadland' is poetry in motion.
February 22, 2021
Frances McDormand is in an acting class of her own, able to communicate worry, resilience, loneliness, and the opposite -- with a subtle gesture, a shift of expression, a set gaze.
February 22, 2021
Though not much happens in this film, there's plenty to mull over and reflect upon. Chloe Zhao's film is a study of restraint in its minimalism, stripped bare of frills in terms of special effects or unnecessary dialog, but done to great effect.
February 22, 2021
"Nomadland" is one of the best recent films to capture the very spirit of the times for those left behind by the economy.
February 22, 2021
A beautiful audiovisual poem that captures the power of the human spirit and that explores the pain that keeps us moving forward. The best film of 2020. [Full review in Spanish]
February 22, 2021
Intimate and almost disarmingly tender and thoughtful, as every movie made by Zhao proves.
February 21, 2021
The focus is on McDormand's Fern ... but Zhao's valentine to the disenfranchised is inclusive and communal in every way America is not.
February 21, 2021
[Director Chloé] Zhao not only nails this American story, she revolutionizes it.
February 21, 2021
Director Chloé Zhao creates a beautiful palette for Nomad Fern to journey into, and her deliberate pacing mirrors that of a traveler with no destination. What is life anyway?
February 21, 2021
The dark side of the American dream [Full review in Spanish]
February 20, 2021
Frances McDormand is a first among equals in this mixture of the real life players and the actor cast.
February 20, 2021
In the end, "Nomadland" delivers a liberal-libertarian longing for a vague, undefined restoration of what was.
February 20, 2021
"Nomadland" is a chronicle of the Great Recession that plays like a quietly thoughtful, real-life "Grapes of Wrath," with McDormand's Fern as its understated Tom Joad - strong, resolute, haunting.
February 20, 2021
The American social safety net looks like frayed wedges of tissue paper.
February 20, 2021
It's slow-moving, but "Nomandland" is elegantly understated and effective.
February 20, 2021
That is the challenge of this approach: committing to the [neorealist] aesthetic but relying on a star to carry it.
February 20, 2021
It's just so deeply felt, moving, meditative, compassionate and beautiful. It's both majestic and kind of mundane.
February 20, 2021
"Nomadland" balances with spine-tingling grace between respect for that restlessness of spirit and longing for a society that has any notion of how to care for it.
February 20, 2021
They're enamored with the vast spaces that greet Fern as she joins fellow travelers on society's margins, and their kaleidoscopic overview makes for an engaging watch. They've crafted slice-of-life realism with the glossy sheen of a coffee table book.
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