• Released
  • October 12, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 41 min
  • Drama
    Romance
  • 57 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A med student (Emayatzy Corinealdi) considers leaving her imprisoned husband for another man.

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75
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
DuVernay, a low-key director sparing in her use of emotion and music, has made an existential drama that is European in its feel.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This is a tough-minded story of change that happens in almost imperceptibly tiny increments - as true growth so often does in reality.
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75

Slant Magazine

In a cinema landscape where the representation of the black female experience is most visibly explored through the modes of outlandish...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Sometimes, the quiet lyricism of DuVernay’s direction seems at odds with the grittiness of the subject matter, like poetry force-fed into...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Middle of Nowhere isn't a highly charged drama, as you might have gathered. Most of the action takes place within the mind of a lonely...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Nothing is easily resolved in this complex drama, which makes it all the more honestly moving. More than anything, this is a film about a...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A deceptively slight film that strikes the right balance between realist family drama and earnestness.
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63

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
Director Ava DuVernay, in showing Ruby's life in waiting, occasionally lets the pace slip into tedium.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
At heart, Middle of Nowhere offers material we've seen many times before. But between her perceptive direction and Corinealdi's layered...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
What makes Middle of Nowhere a break-even proposition, rather than something to avoid, is that it deals with an aspect of life and with...
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Rated R | For Some language