Off the Map Synopsis
A family experiences an eventful summer in 1974.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Scott has the courage to let the imaginative story unfold at its own leisurely pace, and it's not surprising that the acting is excellent,...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Rambles without apparent purpose, and yet it blooms in emotional impact as it goes.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
One of those sweet, intelligent, nicely made films.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Off the Map is visually beautiful as a portrait of lives in the middle of emptiness, but it's not about the New Mexico scenery. It's about...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The movie's sense of place is hypnotic, but there's more to it than gorgeous images -- Campbell Scott's astute direction; Joan Allen's...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Perhaps the most evocative movie of the new year, Campbell Scott's Off the Map, moves at the pace of a Southwestern sunset and ends before...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The funny and heartbreaking Off the Map, directed with a poet's eye and a keen ear for nuance by Campbell Scott, resonates with something...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This is a character study more than a forward-moving drama, plopped down with exquisite photographic care in a beautiful New Mexico desert,...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Directed with an easygoing grace by Campbell Scott, has the feel of a coming-of-age novel.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Its story meanders and doesn't build, and the pace is deadly.
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Rated PG-13 | For nudity and thematic elements