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World Traveler Reviews

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December 1, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 24, 2004
The subtlety of how the story is told is beautifully done
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 23, 2003
Whatever complaints I might have, I'd take [its] earnest errors and hard-won rewards over the bombastic self-glorification of other feel-good fiascos like Antwone Fisher or The Emperor's Club any time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 8, 2002
With Freundlich and Crudup in the front seat, I found that once I could see the road, I was able to sit back and just enjoy the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 7, 2002
Well-shot drama features great work from Billy Crudup and Julianne Moore -- and an infuriating script from director Bart Freundlich.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2002
A wonderful, quietly offbeat little drama... [with] a deep inward reflectiveness and... unyielding, non-judgmental nakedness.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 11, 2002
It's not going to be everyone's bag of popcorn, but it definitely gives you something to chew on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 9, 2002
Were it not for a sentimental resolution that explains way more about Cal than does the movie or the character any good, Freundlich's World Traveler might have been one of the more daring and surprising American movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 9, 2002
A journey that is as difficult for the audience to take as it is for the protagonist -- yet it's potentially just as rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 31, 2002
Freundlich's film won't appeal to those who like well-defined heroes and clear conclusions. But there is plenty here for folks who like something to chew on.
May 16, 2002
This episodic, quietly affecting movie is both gritty and poetic.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 10, 2002
World Traveler, written and directed by Bart Freundlich, isn't going to be Crudup's breakthrough hit. But it does have a wonderful, fascinating performance by him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 26, 2002
The theme is familiar and, at bottom, sophomorically self-conscious. Yet finally, World Traveler takes something like a hold on you because it extends the Crudup character's experience not only across generations but also across the genders.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 25, 2002
I was more personally affected by World Traveler than by any other film I have seen in recent months.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 19, 2002
Though writer/director Bart Freundlich's film ultimately becomes a simplistic story about a dysfunctional parent-child relationship, it has some special qualities and the soulful gravity of Crudup's anchoring performance.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 19, 2002
The setup feels a little been-there-done- that, but the writing is often piercing and there are unsparing characterizations by Julianne Moore and James LeGros.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 19, 2002
World Traveler might not go anywhere new, or arrive anyplace special, but it's certainly an honest attempt to get at something.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 19, 2002
Best enjoyed as a minor work with some major pluses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 19, 2002
A first-class road movie that proves you can run away from home, but your ego and all your problems go with you.
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