Somewhere Reviews

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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 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 13, 2011
Coppola Gets Too Close by Making a Vapid Picture of Fatherhood That's Too Shallow for any Deep Moments.
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...?
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.
January 5, 2011
Casting the less-than-charismatic Dorff may bolster Coppola's thesis, but it's dramatically self-defeating. How can we feel for Johnny, when there's no there there?
January 3, 2011
Sometimes empty is just empty.
December 30, 2010
The only question is whether Coppola consciously decided to craft a movie as tedious, vacant, and void of substance as her subject.
December 27, 2010
Minimalist filmmaking makes this a real patience tester.
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.
December 23, 2010
Much needed social commentary hamstrung by minimalism taken to the point of boredom.
December 23, 2010
'Somewhere' goes nowhere. It's an atmospheric, low-key, melancholy rumination on adult responsibility.
December 22, 2010
The latest calcified bore by Sofia Coppola is less pretentious than Marie Antoinette but every bit as inertly stupefying as Lost in Translation.
December 22, 2010
The precise contours of Johnny and Cleo's relationship never emerge from the aesthetic fog.
December 22, 2010
Light on dialogue and heavy on metaphors.
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.
December 22, 2010
This isn't an artistic effort, it's a vacant lot whose signpost reads: "Space available. Movie can be made here. Or not. Whatever."
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.
December 22, 2010
It's been interesting watching Sofia Coppola turn into an artful filmmaker. Waiting for her to become an exciting storyteller, though, just gets more frustrating.
December 22, 2010
What a flat movie for Coppola to have made four films into her otherwise remarkable directing career.
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