Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Keough
    Sep 12, 2013
    75
    In a year when black filmmaking has surged with Oscar-touted films such as “The Butler” and the upcoming “12 Years a Slave,” Murray’s Things Never Said has a quiet eloquence of its own.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Sep 13, 2013
    63
    When it comes to writing the poetry that Kalindra recites, Murray knows how to do more with less; he needs to apply that lesson to his filmmaking, too.
  3. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Sep 5, 2013
    60
    The earnest mash-up of spoken-word performance, domestic drama and soapy romance in Things Never Said is unwieldy, to be sure, and would have sunk a less charismatic cast.
  4. Reviewed by: Christy Lemire
    Sep 6, 2013
    50
    If this particular kind of performance is not your cup of tea (and, admittedly, it is not mine), you might find yourself resisting the journey of female empowerment and the uplift that's ultimately in store.
  5. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    Sep 10, 2013
    40
    To be fair, the cast is largely good, given the material.

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