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Based on 9 Reviews
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  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The first shot tells us 45365 is the zip code of the town." In this achingly beautiful film, that zip code belongs to Sidney, Ohio, a handsome town of about 20,000 residents. show more

  • 75
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    For such a small place (officially a city, Sidney sure feels like a town), it's strikingly diverse. show more

  • 75
    Mike Scott New Orleans Times-Picayune

    Imagine Norman Rockwell had he been more of a realist than a nostalgist. show more

  • 80
    Time Out New York

    Alternating between stunning fixed takes and quick you-are-there camera movements, Bill and Turner Ross's portrait of their tiny Ohio hmetown (the title is its zip code) weaves a hypnotic tapestry out of everyday banalities. show more

  • 100
    Andrea Gronvall Chicago Reader

    Directors Turner Ross and Bill Ross IV, brothers and native sons of Sidney, find poetry in images of the mundane. show more

  • 90
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Remarkable patchwork of unremarkable lives. show more

  • 90
    Joe Leydon Variety

    A seductive, fascinating tapestry of small-town life. show more

  • 80
    Nick Pinkerton Village Voice

    The result is a poetic documentary of quiet American surfaces and intimately eavesdropped people. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    A graceful, affectionate yet clear-eyed portrait of daily Middle America small-town life in which no individuals are interviewed but instead are observed with detachment as they go about their lives. show more

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