Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. 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.
  2. 90
    A small masterpiece of tone and form.
  3. 88
    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.
  4. One of those sweet, intelligent, nicely made films.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Rambles without apparent purpose, and yet it blooms in emotional impact as it goes.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. CharlesM.
    Nov 10, 2005
    A little slow paced but a terrific cast and great scenery make this a treat. Joan Allen is as usual, superb as is Valentina de Angelis. Well done.
  2. DanB.
    Sep 9, 2005
    Really enjoyed the characters. A lot like Station Agent in that way.