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Somewhere Reviews

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Ray Pride
Newcity
June 14, 2015
It offers satisfactions and contentment: It's a succession of sensations, of being adrift in a city where the weather seldom changes, where the stars are always young, where children must make their own way. The sky is blue and clear.
Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered
November 11, 2013
Unflinchingly honest and confidently challenging, this is an all around incredible film.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
November 1, 2013
Don't cry for the movie star, even if they don't have the glamorous life you imagine
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale
August 28, 2013
Even with its irritating ending, there's something so relatable about Marco that makes the story go, well, somewhere
Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
August 15, 2011
A movie star and his neglected daughter bond while partaking in the celeb-filled glamour of the Chateau Marmont.
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
August 4, 2011
Sofia Coppola gives us a first-class ticket to nowhere
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
[Coppola] examines boredom, privilege, torpor, laziness and adolescent daydreams with a kind of molasses slowness that no one else can touch. That's good because no other American filmmaker is really trying to touch it anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 24, 2011
Whether or not the journey from nowhere to the possibility of somewhere is worth taking is going to vary wildly from viewer to viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
March 18, 2011
A thoughtful and interesting deconstruction and demythologizing of American celebrity
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
March 9, 2011
Although the film throbs with dissatisfaction and longing for purpose, Somewhere plays as a dryly funny meditation on being adrift in Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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
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
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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
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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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
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.
| 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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