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Off the Map Reviews

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March 10, 2005
I like films that are paced slowly, but this movie passes by in geological ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 14, 2005
I think Campbell Scott's a talented filmmaker, very good cast, but the story up and down and up and down and all around.
April 7, 2005
Sam Elliott is depressed in New Mexico. I was depressed in Las Vegas watching this film.
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April 16, 2009
You'll get more entertainment value by staring into your refrigerator than you will by watching this meandering meditation on what it means to be unclear on any concept you can dream up as you sleep through the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: D
November 1, 2003
Things just seem to happen without rhyme or reason.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 8, 2005
The perfs here are largely a matter of posing.
March 10, 2005
Reveals its stage roots through prosaic narration (by Amy Brenneman, as the grown-up Bo) and metaphor-laden dialogue.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 10, 2005
Slow, ruminative and dusted with wisps of folksy humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 11, 2005
Scott's work as a director lacks the sense of vivid urgency he's displayed as an actor.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 1, 2005
Its story meanders and doesn't build, and the pace is deadly, dictated by the rhythms of deep-feeling actors and not by a director with an urgent interest in the narrative. Then again, what narrative?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 7, 2005
Despite an often stunning sense of time and place, it can't escape some fatally stage-bound dialogue.
April 15, 2005
Off The Map's landscape is intermittently engaging.
April 13, 2005
Actually, Scott's drab family drama is easy to find. It's located somewhere on the border between tedious and terrible.
April 15, 2005
You can't get past the knowledge that you've seen it all before, and often better.
Read More | Original Score: C+
March 11, 2005
It takes a rugged survivalist mentality to sit through 108 minutes of Off the Map.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 28, 2005
Flat, pointless rambling film made worse by an adolescent talking like she walked in from a Theater of the Absurd production.
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April 8, 2005
There's very scant plot here; rather, it feels like a sort of escapist fantasy for celebrities in the big city who get tired of all the people surrounding them.
October 10, 2003
The wondrous, mysterious landscapes of New Mexico have been beautifully photographed. As for the story and characters, I sat there unable to buy a word of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 8, 2005
It's so focused on the subject that the downer mood becomes distressingly contagious.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 15, 2005
Richly literary while never being compelling or convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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