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Somewhere Reviews

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March 4, 2011
Like Coppola's previous films, 'Somewhere' examines the isolation (and cultural dislocation) of privileged public people -- people enclosed within the exposing fishbowl of celebrity and the protective bubble of entitlement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 1, 2011
A superficial movie about beautiful people, when it needed to be a beautiful film about superficial people. Lacks the magic of Coppola's best movies.
| Original Score: 2/5
February 23, 2011
Coppola has shamelessly retreated to what worked for her before in Lost in Translation.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
February 4, 2011
It seems impossible that this heavy-handed, self-serious movie comes from writer-director Sofia Coppola.
February 3, 2011
Just an expensive-looking sports car driving in circles and going nowhere fast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
January 24, 2011
Time for Coppola to get out of her comfort zone, maybe adapt a novel.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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-
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+
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
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
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