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  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Cheshire refuses to look away, no matter how complicated things get. In fact, it's the tangled, tortured roots that most inspire him, turning this deeply personal film into a potent meditation on our nation's past. show more

  • 100
    Chicago Tribune

    In its 98 minutes, film critic Godfrey Cheshire’s documentary Moving Midway records an amazing architectural feat, and that’s the least of its virtues. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a deceptive film. It starts in one direction and discovers a better one. Cheshire is a dry, almost dispassionate narrator, and that is good; preaching about his discoveries would sound wrong. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    The oddly compelling documentary Moving Midway is an engineering tale combined with a family history and a ghost story. show more

  • 90
    A.O. Scott The New York Times

    May not advance any grand new thesis about the South and its history, but it turns an old house into a rich and strange repository of local knowledge. show more

  • 80
    David Edelstein New York Magazine (Vulture)

    Moving Midway is thrilling. show more

  • 80
    Los Angeles Times

    His engaging chronicle of the physical, historical and psychological effect of the undertaking, is also an invitation for a film buff to meditate on the antebellum South's mythic power in stories and film. show more

  • 70
    Andrea Gronvall Chicago Reader

    What begins as a leave-taking turns into a homecoming that reflects the mixed-race society of the modern south. show more

  • 60
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    Uniquely Southern documentary has become surprisingly timely this election year. show more

  • 91
    Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor

    In Moving Midway, Cheshire chronicles not only the history of the move but also of the family members, past and present, who occupied the place, and, most pointedly, the slaves who worked its fields, some of whom turn out to be related. show more

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