Nowhere in Africa Synopsis
A Jewish family (Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze) moves to Kenya to flee from the Nazis.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Everywhere in Nowhere in Africa, skill and art translate into vivid life.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is so rare to find a film where you become quickly, simply absorbed in the story.
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88

Miami Herald

By Cary Darling
It has everything Oscar voters fall in love with: sweep, romance, accessibility and social conscience.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Enchanted and thrilling film.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie's strength is its refusal to offer easy answers.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
It's also as good as "Out of Africa."
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A lovely film with a deeply humane perspective.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Audience empathy for the displaced Redlichs, coupled with the filmmaker's proffered charms of wise natives and their mysterious rituals,...
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Though the story itself is undeniably fascinating, this somewhat prosaic account simply doesn't do it justice.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Sinks into melodrama.
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Rated R | For Some Sexual Content