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Somewhere Between Reviews

January 10, 2013
There's not much interpersonal drama here, and the little that materializes gets promptly resolved.
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 13, 2012
You'd have to be a stone not to be moved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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 21, 2012
The film is overcrowded with story lines and short on thrust, but fortunately, its protagonists carry the day with their candor and precocious poise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 21, 2012
Knowlton never delves far enough into her subjects' stories for Somewhere Between to feel more nuanced than, say, a good commercial for international child-adoption services.