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Based on 17 Reviews
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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Road to Nowhere, a neo-noir in which art imitates true crime (or is it vice versa?), is bound to be a thrill ride for some - and a head-scratcher for others. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The biggest flaw is the casting: only Shannyn Sossamon delivers a performance of even modest depth. show more

  • 50
    Natasha Senjanovic The Hollywood Reporter

    Audiences can either fight it, trying to make sense of the shaky plot, or flow along with the film's languid, doomed romance accompanied by the southern poetics of singer-songwriter Tom Russell. show more

  • 60
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    Despite its tai chi pace and genre-friendly characters, it's almost impossible to tell what's happening in the intriguing, intractable Road to Nowhere. show more

  • 63
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    The script is busy and unconvincing, and much of the acting is lousy, but there are haunting touches. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Each scene works within itself on its own terms. But there is no whole here. I've rarely seen a narrative film that seemed so reluctant to flow. Nor perhaps one with a more accurate title. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    While there are some giggles in the film-within-the-film (also called "Road to Nowhere"), the artsy-fartsy direction and flat-as-a-pancake acting (including a cameo by Variety columnist Peter Bart as himself) invites invidious comparisons to "Mulholland Drive." show more

  • 70
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    A beautifully made, glorious mess. show more

  • 60
    David Fear Time Out New York

    Calling Road to Nowhere a noir is like referring to Hellman's cult classic "Two-Lane Blacktop" (1971) as a road movie: Technically correct genre assignations hardly do justice to either work's existential ennui and elliptical, Euro-jagged style. show more

  • 40
    Boxoffice Magazine

    Fans of the filmmaker should thrill at the prospect of a new project, but the film's lackadaisical pacing and preoccupation with pulling the rug out from under the audience. show more

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