Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika) Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
April 5, 2012
plods through new terrain in Holocaust related subject matter with a shotgun mentality
Full Review | Original Score: C
Kam Williams
Global Rhythm Magazine
March 30, 2007
Very moving, well-written, and better-acted, but bitterly realistic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jordan Hiller
March 24, 2005
Nowhere in Africa is long enough that each character is meticulously studied and developed while Link takes the time also to provide wonderfully patient, artistic moments
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
January 8, 2004
Una buena historia para decir un par de cosas sobre el desarraigo, los lazos familiares, y la chance de empezar una nueva vida siempre que sea necesario.
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2003
A pretty but unsatisfying trifle, its graceful camerawork and fine acting unable to make an oddly flat story shine.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 24, 2003
The acting is wonderful throughout, and director Carole Link has crafted a tale with the dramatic scope of a great epic. The English Patient comes to mind.
| Original Score: A
Marcy Dermansky
October 24, 2003
Caroline Link's Oscar winning film has sweeping theme music, stunning cinematography and a well-told story that offers a unique slice of history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 22, 2003
An epic story that deeply explores the lives of Jewish expatriots during World War II.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
October 10, 2003
Writer-director Caroline Link adapted Stefanie Zweig's expatriate memoir gracefully, languidly and with full understanding of its heroine.
| Original Score: 3/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 9, 2003
Unusual in how it expertly blends two popular types of movies to create one seamless motion picture experience.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: A
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 6, 2003
While Roman Polanski's The Pianist may be the most shattering film to deal with the Holocaust, Nowhere in Africa may well be the most human.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
July 22, 2003
Offers an admirably understated study of the family's constantly shifting desires, fears and allegiances.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
July 22, 2003
Merely watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
July 18, 2003
A beautifully shot and honestly melancholy drama marred by a meandering script that has trouble deciding whose story is being told.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 6, 2003
It's poignant, capturing the feeling of a young person's scattered memories.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
June 26, 2003
Everything in the film rings true, is deeply moving, richly photographed, and wonderfully acted.
| Original Score: 5/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
June 6, 2003
Populated with personalities so completely rendered that they're as believable as the people next door.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 4, 2003
It didn't move me.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
May 25, 2003
It's exactly the sort of import you'd expect to walk off with an Academy Award.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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