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Somewhere Between Reviews

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July 17, 2013
An enlightening documentary about four girls adopted in China by American parents who as teenagers are struggling with their identity and whether to learn more about their birth families.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 26, 2013
A deeply moving film that raises profound questions about the merits of international adoption.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 22, 2013
Adoption docu is heartwarming and emotional.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 10, 2013
Watching this movie, I feel the need to run to the mall or someplace, and find a Chinese baby to hug. Or, at least, I can hug my own daughters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 16, 2012
A very affecting piece.
November 15, 2012
Documentarian Linda Goldstein Knowlton follows four teenage adoptees as they sort through the sensitive cultural and personal issues that arise from their dual identities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2012
In this poignant movie we meet four Chinese-born teenagers who are living with American parents from Berkeley to Boston.
October 18, 2012
These girls - and Ruby - have traveled far, on a journey not yet finished; you sense, though, that they know their way home.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2012
All the girls in this film speak candidly. Sometimes their words sound like poetry. Sometimes their words are poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 12, 2012
It's a testament to the human stories, not the filmmaking, that some moments unleash a deeply affecting drama with a high potential for tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 20, 2012
A play-it-safe, by-the-numbers kind of documentary - yet somehow it gets under your skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2012
It finally boils down to people who care about other people, and it's enough to restore your faith in humanity.
September 15, 2012
Intimate and compelling. All four of the teens' stories and experiences featured are enlightening.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 13, 2012
You'd have to be a stone not to be moved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 24, 2012
Exceptionally well-made and emotionally riveting documentary...A celebration of the very best in human nature and a trove of delightful, thrilling and even suspenseful moments.
August 24, 2012
Chinese girls in white American households navigate adolescence. . .in middle-class families [not] in diverse, urban settings to take complicated turns to their birth country
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 23, 2012
"Somewhere Between" presents an effortlessly moving but superficial profile of four bright Chinese girls and their adoptive American families.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 23, 2012
All have their own stories, but the common narrative in these "trans-racial" kids' lives is the strength it takes to be who you are and to flourish when identity is becomes one more challenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
August 23, 2012
A warm-hearted if somewhat over-orchestrated documentary that gives voice to four teenaged adoptees from loving but very different homes.
August 22, 2012
For what often feels like an obligatory "Where Are They Now?" DVD extra, the documentary is surprisingly affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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