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Somewhere Reviews

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Jeff Beck
September 22, 2012
In "Somewhere," what ends up happening is that the main character's lack of interest becomes the audience's burden.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joshua Starnes
March 30, 2011
The question is 'why should we care?' Yes Johnny's problems are real, but they're not going to mean much to anyone else. And when you've got a character and story that are true but unrelatable, all the craft in the world isn't going to help.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune
January 7, 2011
To comment upon meaninglessness by creating something entirely meaningless yourself is hardly a way to make your point - let alone get people into the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 22, 2013
Even so-called "slow cinema" shouldn't be this dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
January 11, 2011
Wow, so showbiz is a drag, and you need the grounding of real relationships to stay sane? Imagine that. And is there anyone really still troubled about the alienation of the wealthy and famous...?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 15, 2011
A poor little princess' plaint about the burdens of being special.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
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James Berardinelli
December 22, 2010
Sofia Coppola has strayed into an area of pretentiousness that we have rarely seen since the height of the French New Wave.
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.
Anders Wotzke
December 20, 2010
Somewhere features dead-on-the-inside people looking pensively into their bowls of pasta. Some call this reality, I call it bloody boring.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
December 21, 2010
Too often, [it] rubs our noses in what it means -- and its soooooo all about meaninglessness. Film-school clichés and pretentious tedium don't deliver sharp, spanking-new insights...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Edward Douglas
December 21, 2010
What could have been a moving tale of a father and daughter reconnecting instead comes off as an interminably boring and pretentious bit of "inside baseball"
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Tony Macklin
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
Sophie Ivan
December 13, 2010
It's hard to believe that the filmmaker responsible for such an evocative, smart debut as The Virgin Suicides could create something so dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dan Callahan
House Next Door
February 23, 2011
Coppola has shamelessly retreated to what worked for her before in Lost in Translation.
Victoria Alexander
December 1, 2010
Goes nowhere very, very slowly. Nothing happens. Most dramatic moment? Dorff's character gets stuck in traffic.
Marc Fennell
Triple J
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
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
December 27, 2010
(A) cosmically overrated, emotionally vacant micro-drama...that unspools as a limp, cynical attempt to replicate the nuance-rich tapestry of her 2003 gem Lost in Translation.
| Original Score: 1/5
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
December 22, 2010
Light on dialogue and heavy on metaphors.
Brian Orndorf
December 22, 2010
There once was a time when I couldn't wait for the next Sofia Coppola film. Now, I'm fairly certain I never want to see another one.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
December 27, 2010
Minimalist filmmaking makes this a real patience tester.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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