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Based on 20 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    What makes Middle of Nowhere a break-even proposition, rather than something to avoid, is that it deals with an aspect of life and with characters rarely seen in movies. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Nothing is easily resolved in this complex drama, which makes it all the more honestly moving. More than anything, this is a film about a woman on a journey of self-discovery, finding her way gingerly. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    DuVernay, a low-key director sparing in her use of emotion and music, has made an existential drama that is European in its feel. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    At heart, Middle of Nowhere offers material we've seen many times before. But between her perceptive direction and Corinealdi's layered performance, this modest, micro-budgeted story has been beautifully packaged. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    A deceptively slight film that strikes the right balance between realist family drama and earnestness. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Middle of Nowhere isn't a highly charged drama, as you might have gathered. Most of the action takes place within the mind of a lonely woman. That's why Corinealdi is so effective in the lead. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Sometimes, the quiet lyricism of DuVernay’s direction seems at odds with the grittiness of the subject matter, like poetry force-fed into prose. show more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    In a cinema landscape where the representation of the black female experience is most visibly explored through the modes of outlandish comedy, unironic melodrama, or not at all, Ava DuVernay's take is a decidedly refreshing one. show more

  • 63
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Director Ava DuVernay, in showing Ruby's life in waiting, occasionally lets the pace slip into tedium. show more

  • 50
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    They're enough to elevate the film above its somewhat by-the-numbers plot and add a little juice to its slightly sluggish forward momentum. show more

  • January 25, 2014 um00000000178940
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    I found out about this movie after it left the theaters. Does anyone know where I can find this on dvd, download or stream? Thank you in advance.

  • October 27, 2012 nappinfree
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    This was the most captivating, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable movie I have ever watched. The story grabs you and pulls you in and keeps you wondering what\'s going to happen next. This film is an \"original\" in every sense . .. this is NOT a formula movie. The music, the acting and the cinematography were all excellent ! See the movie and spread the word.

  • October 13, 2012 vw00000000130529
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