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  • Summary: Set in Southern Minnesota's farm country, Sweet Land is a poignant and lyrical celebration of land, love, and the American immigrant experience. (Libero LLC)
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
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  1. Sweet Land is a movie of extraordinary tenderness, in which Reaser and Guinee, using a language of looks, make you happy to think about what love once might have been.
  2. Demonstrating a mastery of the medium that belies his status as a first-time feature filmmaker, writer-director Ali Selim has crafted in Sweet Land a tale of pure Americana that speaks both to the immigrant experience and the nature of love.
  3. 88
    This year's actress to watch is Elizabeth Reaser, who delivers a tour de force as a determined German mail-order bride who comes to 1920 Minnesota in Ali Selim's captivating indie Sweet Land.
  4. 75
    A lovely , old-fashioned farm romance quietly doubling as a comment on immigration and American identity.
  5. The film's most memorable performance is in another supporting role, by Alan Cumming as hapless Frandsen, Olaf's sympathetic neighbor and a hopelessly inept farmer.
  6. The film’s guileless, heartfelt style veers perilously close to corniness at times, but the superb cast dares you to mock.
  7. Sweet Land is as empty and beautiful as the picturesque Minnesota terrain it's so clearly taken with.

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