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Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika) Reviews

June 26, 2003
Everything in the film rings true, is deeply moving, richly photographed, and wonderfully acted.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 16, 2003
The acting is excellent.
Read More | Original Score: B+
May 9, 2003
The film has the glorious sweep of an epic.
May 9, 2003
Link creates a complex and fascinating portrait of a marriage under the enormous stress of geographical dislocation and historical trauma.
Read More | Original Score: B+
April 25, 2003
One very fine film.
Read More | Original Score: A
April 22, 2003
The pacing of Nowhere in Africa is a mite drowsy, but there are payoffs for the director's uninsistent touch.
April 17, 2003
A worthy, complex and nuanced film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 11, 2003
Nowhere in Africa is a movie of many moods and nuances. In addition to being a Holocaust saga, it's a girl's story, a woman's story and the story of a marriage.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2003
Superbly acted and brilliantly lensed, Nowhere In Africa is that hard-to-achieve movie where the small picture counts for more than the bigger one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 4, 2003
A well-acted, exquisitely photographed, plot-jammed movie that sinks into melodrama and reveals too little about the African culture and landscape in which it's set.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 3, 2003
An instant family classic to be shared and enjoyed by parents and mature teens.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
March 28, 2003
If there's a love story here, it's the Redlichs' -- and the director's -- love for the stark beauty of Africa.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 28, 2003
There's a lot more to Nowhere in Africa -- too much, actually ... Yet even if the movie has at least one act too many, the question that runs through it -- of whether belonging to a place is a matter of time or of will -- remains consistent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 28, 2003
What rescues the film is ... the quality of the acting.
March 28, 2003
Nowhere in Africa isn't really a dull film so much as an oddly quaint one that seems to find a comfortable perspective about drastic circumstances.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 28, 2003
This consistently absorbing family saga is primarily a safari of the soul.
March 27, 2003
A good story, exceedingly well told.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 27, 2003
Your next movie destination should be Nowhere in Africa.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 21, 2003
It is so rare to find a film where you become quickly, simply absorbed in the story. You want to know what happens next.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 20, 2003
A lovely film with a deeply humane perspective.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 14, 2003
Refined boredom.
March 13, 2003
This is an intelligent epic told without special pleading, a film able to cut deep enough to reveal a keen specificity of experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 13, 2003
The movie's real strength lies in its intelligent, sympathetic account of the dynamic, difficult marriage of Regina's parents.
March 7, 2003
A ravishing page-turner of an adventure that defies as many expectations as it fulfills.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 7, 2003
This is one of the best films about a person coming to the viewpoint of another, only to see that person have a change in attitude.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 7, 2003
Mediocre, interminable soap opera.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 6, 2003
Despite a shaky narrative focus and dramatic reticence, its journey is consistently absorbing.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2003
Audience empathy for the displaced Redlichs, coupled with the filmmaker's proffered charms of wise natives and their mysterious rituals, goes a long way toward making this lyrical travelogue a crowd pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 6, 2003
The story here is more personal and intimate than in last year's Shanghai Ghetto, in which an entire Jewish community was transported to Shanghai.
March 4, 2003
A straightforward epic, almost alarmingly quaint in the telling.
March 4, 2003
This is a wonderful adventure.
November 14, 2002
This marvelously evocative movie keenly observes the quotidian even as it captures the epic sweep of a tale of displacement and adaptation.