Metascore
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jan 9, 2013
    75
    A three-year labor of love from a mother for her daughter. It is a touching movie that, at first, might seem like a public service announcement, but eventually takes us into some touching personal struggles.
  2. Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    Sep 14, 2012
    80
    You'd have to be a stone not to be moved.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Aug 23, 2012
    60
    As this strong, moving documentary shows, for those who came to the U.S., reconnecting to their culture and blood relatives can result in a generation of young people who feel "somewhere between" Chinese and American. They're never fully one or the other, but in the best cases can feel part of both.
  4. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Aug 23, 2012
    70
    Somewhere Between presents an effortlessly moving but superficial profile of four bright Chinese girls and their adoptive American families.
  5. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Aug 27, 2012
    70
    Adoptees themselves almost certainly will find Somewhere Between an empowering reminder that tens of thousands of kids have walked this path before.
  6. Reviewed by: Janice Page
    Oct 18, 2012
    75
    Knowlton has landed on four stories that deserve to be told, and she's told them in a straightforward way that gets the job done, with obvious dedication and love.
  7. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Aug 21, 2012
    60
    The film is overcrowded with story lines and short on thrust, but fortunately, its protagonists carry the day with their candor and precocious poise.
  8. Reviewed by: David Lewis
    Sep 20, 2012
    75
    A play-it-safe, by-the-numbers kind of documentary - yet somehow it gets under your skin.
  9. Reviewed by: Kalvin Henely
    Aug 22, 2012
    63
    For what often feels like an obligatory "Where Are They Now?" DVD extra, the documentary is surprisingly affecting.
  10. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Aug 21, 2012
    50
    Knowlton never delves far enough into her subjects' stories for Somewhere Between to feel more nuanced than, say, a good commercial for international child-adoption services.

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