• Studio: AFFRM
  • Release Date: Oct 12, 2012
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4

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  1. Nov 17, 2012
    7
    This is a tough minded story of change that happens in almost imperceptibly tiny increments The director conveys a cleared eyed drama and adds a wonderful cast
  2. Nov 5, 2012
    9
    This movie is a complete opposite of an action movie. No car chases, no rapes, almost no guns.
    I am sure some people with find it slow and boring. I find it deep and profound.
    This movie is about basic things in human life: about relationship between husband and wife, daughter and mother, sister and sister, man and woman.
    About situations where there is no obvious right or wrong.
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    movie superbly done. Collapse
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 75
    Sometimes, the quiet lyricism of DuVernay’s direction seems at odds with the grittiness of the subject matter, like poetry force-fed into prose.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Nov 2, 2012
    60
    In fact, "restraint" is the word that best characterizes DuVernay's film. This isn't a movie filled with overt action or outbursts of melodrama.
  3. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Oct 24, 2012
    78
    This beautifully acted and gradually revealed drama is a quiet discovery. Not one to blare its own horn, Middle of Nowhere is the kind of little indie film that gives little indie films a good name.