80

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
You'd have to be a stone not to be moved.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

A play-it-safe, by-the-numbers kind of documentary - yet somehow it gets under your skin.
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75

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Knowlton has landed on four stories that deserve to be told, and she's told them in a straightforward way that gets the job done, with obvious dedication and love.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A three-year labor of love from a mother for her daughter. It is a touching movie that, at first, might seem like a public service announcement, but eventually takes us into some touching personal struggles.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Adoptees themselves almost certainly will find Somewhere Between an empowering reminder that tens of thousands of kids have walked this path before.
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70

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Somewhere Between presents an effortlessly moving but superficial profile of four bright Chinese girls and their adoptive American families.
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63

Slant Magazine

For what often feels like an obligatory "Where Are They Now?" DVD extra, the documentary is surprisingly affecting.
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60

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
The film is overcrowded with story lines and short on thrust, but fortunately, its protagonists carry the day with their candor and precocious poise.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
As this strong, moving documentary shows, for those who came to the U.S., reconnecting to their culture and blood relatives can result in a generation of young people who feel "somewhere between" Chinese and American. They're never fully one or the other, but in the best cases can feel part of both.
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50

Village Voice

Knowlton never delves far enough into her subjects' stories for Somewhere Between to feel more nuanced than, say, a good commercial for international child-adoption services.
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67 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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