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Metascore
94

Universal acclaim - based on 4 Critics What's this?

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  • Summary: Broken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Jan 27, 2014
    100
    At first galvanizing in its depiction of survival amid dire circumstances, "The Overnighters" transforms into a devastating portrait of communal unrest.
  2. Reviewed by: Katie Walsh
    Jan 27, 2014
    91
    The Overnighters is starkly bleak and devastatingly humane, and an indelible American documentary.
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Jan 27, 2014
    90
    Lensed with a complete absence of frills that perfectly suits its honest, unvarnished tone, The Overnighters presents an indelible snapshot of a despairing moment in American history, as men abandon homes, families and dreams to stake their claim in an ever-shrinking land of opportunity.
  4. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Jan 27, 2014
    90
    The film is non-fiction storytelling of remarkable nuance.