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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The funny and heartbreaking Off the Map, directed with a poet's eye and a keen ear for nuance by Campbell Scott, resonates with something rare in today's movies: simplicity. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Its story meanders and doesn't build, and the pace is deadly. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The movie's sense of place is hypnotic, but there's more to it than gorgeous images -- Campbell Scott's astute direction; Joan Allen's beautifully laconic performance; a sense of lively, if occasionally pretentious, inquiry into the wellsprings of art. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Directed with an easygoing grace by Campbell Scott, has the feel of a coming-of-age novel. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Perhaps the most evocative movie of the new year, Campbell Scott's Off the Map, moves at the pace of a Southwestern sunset and ends before you're quite ready to let it go. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Scott has the courage to let the imaginative story unfold at its own leisurely pace, and it's not surprising that the acting is excellent, considering that he's among the very best American screen actors. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Off the Map is visually beautiful as a portrait of lives in the middle of emptiness, but it's not about the New Mexico scenery. It's about feelings that shift among people who are good enough, curious enough or just maybe tired enough to let that happen. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    One of those sweet, intelligent, nicely made films. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Rambles without apparent purpose, and yet it blooms in emotional impact as it goes. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    The people are just a little too calculatedly quirky in Off the Map, an otherwise engaging comedy. show more

  • January 12, 2011 JOHN LUCAS
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    Write your review here...Well we have the pretty white boy, the angry-but sort of pretty- black boy, the tough, but pretty white woman, and the supporting group from central casting doing 'noble' 'edgy' 'predicticable' things in the clean, sterile jungles of Acapulco near by Senor Frog's bar.....really? People got paid to make this? How do I get on this gravy train of stupidit?

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