83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie's redemptive structure is a bit routine, yet I watched nearly every scene with a sense of discovery. Coppola is a true filmmaker, and in Somewhere she pierces the Hollywood bubble from the inside.
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79

NPR

By Ella Taylor
By the end of Somewhere, all I could summon up was a fervent wish-you-well - not for him, but for his beguiling elf of a child.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
As in "Lost in Translation," Coppola keeps an eye out for the broken places. That's when Somewhere is really something.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Whatever the intention, Somewhere, in its odd, detached way, is compelling viewing.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Some could find the story verging on self-indulgence, and indeed there are patches that teeter perilously close. But we care about the two main characters, and we root for them to reconnect as father and daughter.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Ultimately, Somewhere may be too static, too minimalist a tale. But there's grace here.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

After her foray into historical costumers with "Marie Antoinette," Sofia Coppola makes a happy return to "Lost in Translation" territory in the cutback charmer Somewhere, which illuminates the emptiness of a movie star's life in Los Angeles through close observation and gentle irony.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's easy to speculate that the loving Cleo and the frequently absent Johnny are stand-ins for Ms. Coppola and her own famous father, but Somewhere needn't be seen as a film à clef. The movie stands on its own terms as a slow-burning drama of life in a Hollywood purgatory where you can not only check out but leave.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Dorff and Fanning are perfect in their roles, and Coppola captures the draining narcissism of celebrity culture with the understanding of someone who"s witnessed it all her life.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
I can't say why Coppola wanted to spend time with this man. It's like following someone on Twitter who fails to generate many compelling tweets.
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67 out of 100
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