• Released
  • March 25, 2005
  • R , 1 hr 51 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
  • 44 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A single father raises his daughter in isolation.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Miller's theme is innocence, the loss of it, and the reclamation of equanimity in the face of that loss, and the music she makes is...
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
A stinging elegy for lost American dreams.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A gut-punch of a movie, a potent, mesmerizing drama.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Smart and engrossing, if too heavy on the symbolism at times.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
An absorbing experience.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Phenomenal acting, plus intelligent direction and themes, put The Ballad of Jack and Rose above other indie films about loss of innocence....
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Has density enough for several films. What's missing is spontaneity, and variety. And, throughout most of the narrative, velocity.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Shaky story and predictable developments make this an off-key ballad.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A self-conscious attempt at the brass ring.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
If only Miller's writing had some human zest. Nearly everybody here is crunchy, salt-of-the-earth organic, and off in a dreamland.
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Rated R | For language, sexual content and some drug material