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Somewhere Reviews

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
February 17, 2011
Somewhere begins with a fancy sports car driving in circles out in the desert. It's a great-looking machine, but it isn't taking us anywhere. It's a metaphor for the entire movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 16, 2011
Coppola packs meaning into small actions or seemingly benign scenes that in any other film would immediately hit the cutting room floor
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
February 5, 2011
In Somewhere Sofia Coppola meanders into the territory of Michelangelo Antonioni, the Italian director who made ennui into art. She makes ennui into ennui.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
February 4, 2011
It seems impossible that this heavy-handed, self-serious movie comes from writer-director Sofia Coppola.
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
February 3, 2011
Just an expensive-looking sports car driving in circles and going nowhere fast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 31, 2011
The best movie directors aren't just masters of technical craft: They also are artists capable of showing you the world through their eyes -- of making you see and feel exactly what they do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
January 28, 2011
Sofia Coppola's 2003 Lost in Translation was such an unblinking masterpiece -- one of the two or three best films of its entire decade -- that it's a shock to witness the near-worthlessness of Somewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
January 24, 2011
Time for Coppola to get out of her comfort zone, maybe adapt a novel.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 21, 2011
Fame is a vampire: We've heard it before. We don't need to hear it again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jake Coyle
Associated Press
January 21, 2011
Coppola is brilliant at capturing mood: With cinematographer Harris Savides, her languid camera depicts California melancholy. But substance isn't her game.
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 21, 2011
It's well shot, and Dorff is good enough to make me hope he starts popping up in higher profile fare again.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
January 14, 2011
If you have the patience to give yourself over to the measured pace of this film ... it delivers with an impact far beyond what a conventional treatment of the same material could hope to achieve.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
January 14, 2011
If you're impressed by the fact that this won the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival, go look up the price of a flight to Venice.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
January 14, 2011
There's no denying Coppola displays great understanding of wealthy ennui in Somewhere. And as a film stylist, she hits some fine grace notes. Still, she and we have been here before, and empty hotel life does have its limits.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 14, 2011
The atmosphere Sofia Coppola creates in her fourth feature is so lovely, it's a shame when it's roiled by the encroachment of plot.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 14, 2011
"Somewhere" is a distinctly European exercise in observational nuance and tonal restraint in which Coppola stretches static images to the breaking point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
January 13, 2011
Coppola Gets Too Close by Making a Vapid Picture of Fatherhood That's Too Shallow for any Deep Moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
January 13, 2011
Clearly Coppola has talent and ideas, and she's also the kind of filmmaker who seems most comfortable imposing a particular aesthetic vision and structure on her work.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
January 13, 2011
It's about doing things together. The simple act of cooking, eating, lounging, hanging out.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 13, 2011
Ultimately, Somewhere may be too static, too minimalist a tale. But there's grace here, in its aching assessment of loneliness, in its examination of connections and family...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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