100

Chicago Tribune

In its 98 minutes, film critic Godfrey Cheshire’s documentary Moving Midway records an amazing architectural feat, and that’s the least of its virtues.
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91

Christian Science Monitor

By Peter Rainer
In Moving Midway, Cheshire chronicles not only the history of the move but also of the family members, past and present, who occupied the place, and, most pointedly, the slaves who worked its fields, some of whom turn out to be related.
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90

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
May not advance any grand new thesis about the South and its history, but it turns an old house into a rich and strange repository of local knowledge.
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80

Los Angeles Times

His engaging chronicle of the physical, historical and psychological effect of the undertaking, is also an invitation for a film buff to meditate on the antebellum South's mythic power in stories and film.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Cheshire refuses to look away, no matter how complicated things get. In fact, it's the tangled, tortured roots that most inspire him, turning this deeply personal film into a potent meditation on our nation's past.
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80

New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
Moving Midway is thrilling.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is a deceptive film. It starts in one direction and discovers a better one. Cheshire is a dry, almost dispassionate narrator, and that is good; preaching about his discoveries would sound wrong.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The oddly compelling documentary Moving Midway is an engineering tale combined with a family history and a ghost story.
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70

Chicago Reader

By Andrea Gronvall
What begins as a leave-taking turns into a homecoming that reflects the mixed-race society of the modern south.
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60

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Uniquely Southern documentary has become surprisingly timely this election year.
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79 out of 100
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