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Road To Nowhere Reviews

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Nicolas Rapold
Film Comment Magazine
July 1, 2013
Without succumbing to any romance about the magic of motion pictures, Hellman imbues Road to Nowhere with a haunted yet hallowed quality.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 15, 2011
Becomes less clever the more clever it gets.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
August 27, 2011
The film is a series of carefully composed, painterly tableaux that may stay in your mind long after its "story" has been forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
August 11, 2011
The final scene offers clarity, at least, if not a satisfying payoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 4, 2011
"The Road to Nowhere" plays like an exercise in frustrating audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 22, 2011
A return to form. But it still has the power to leave audiences disoriented, just as Hellman's best films Ride in the Whirlwind, The Shooting, Two-Lane Blacktop, and Cockfighter once did.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
July 21, 2011
Ultimately, the film gets too clever and confusing for its own good, while the slow pacing zaps momentum from the story (and the story within the story).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
July 1, 2011
A pretty great movie.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 1, 2011
The sort of movie that goes down so many wormholes that, at the end, there's room for debate about what was real and what wasn't.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 30, 2011
A rabbit hole of enigmatic characters and swampy motives...Shot by shot, the film has a burnished, beautiful sheen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
June 23, 2011
"Road to Nowhere" is a beautifully made, glorious mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
June 16, 2011
A stylish, shimmering neo-noir with a multi-layered narrative for which the director's longtime collaborator Steven Gaydos has written an exceedingly elliptical and challenging script.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International
June 13, 2011
The first feature film from Monte Hellman in 21 years is a quirky and self-reflexive film-within-a-film mystery that whiplashes viewers with audacious inventiveness; it's both more and less than it seems.
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
June 10, 2011
Cult icon Hellman has no pity on the faint of heart in this complex time-warped epic of a film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
June 10, 2011
There are rewards to be teased out of Monte Hellman's enigmatic new picture, but you'll have to accept the title as a promise, rather than a threat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 10, 2011
Has a great setup but not much in the way of a payoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 9, 2011
If Mr. Hellman's movie only partly fulfills its promise as a gripping neo-noir mystery, his stylistic hallmarks lend it a singularly haunting atmosphere.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Jason Heck
Kansas City Star
June 9, 2011
Part of the pleasure of the film is trying to parse the reality from the fiction as Hellman weaves everything sinuously together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
June 9, 2011
The tone and subject at times recall David Lynch's Lost Highway and Mulholland Dr., but the approach is Hellman's own.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Michelle Orange
Movieline
June 9, 2011
Hellman's placid long shots belie the film's elaborate tease: Big, pretty swaths of film stitched into an increasingly perverse, unresolved design.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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