75

Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
In a year when black filmmaking has surged with Oscar-touted films such as “The Butler” and the upcoming “12 Years a Slave,” Murray’s Things Never Said has a quiet eloquence of its own.
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63

Washington Post

By Stephanie Merry
When it comes to writing the poetry that Kalindra recites, Murray knows how to do more with less; he needs to apply that lesson to his filmmaking, too.
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Sheri Linden
The earnest mash-up of spoken-word performance, domestic drama and soapy romance in Things Never Said is unwieldy, to be sure, and would have sunk a less charismatic cast.
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50

RogerEbert.com

If this particular kind of performance is not your cup of tea (and, admittedly, it is not mine), you might find yourself resisting the journey of female empowerment and the uplift that's ultimately in store.
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40

Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
To be fair, the cast is largely good, given the material.
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55 out of 100
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