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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
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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.
Victoria Alexander
April 7, 2005
Sam Elliott is depressed in New Mexico. I was depressed in Las Vegas watching this film.
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Cole Smithey
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 1, 2003
Things just seem to happen without rhyme or reason.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
March 8, 2005
The perfs here are largely a matter of posing.
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Jan Stuart
March 10, 2005
Reveals its stage roots through prosaic narration (by Amy Brenneman, as the grown-up Bo) and metaphor-laden dialogue.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 10, 2005
Slow, ruminative and dusted with wisps of folksy humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 11, 2005
Scott's work as a director lacks the sense of vivid urgency he's displayed as an actor.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
April 7, 2005
Despite an often stunning sense of time and place, it can't escape some fatally stage-bound dialogue.
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
April 15, 2005
Off The Map's landscape is intermittently engaging.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 13, 2005
Actually, Scott's drab family drama is easy to find. It's located somewhere on the border between tedious and terrible.
Shawn Levy
April 15, 2005
You can't get past the knowledge that you've seen it all before, and often better.
| Original Score: C+
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
March 11, 2005
It takes a rugged survivalist mentality to sit through 108 minutes of Off the Map.
| Original Score: 2/5
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
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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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
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.
Collin Souter
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
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
April 8, 2005
It's so focused on the subject that the downer mood becomes distressingly contagious.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
March 15, 2005
Richly literary while never being compelling or convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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