91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Rarely have two actresses been so effortless in their intimacy.
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
McTeer and Brown make magic ina film that is wonderfully funny, touching and vital.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Ann Hornaday
McTeer delivers a messily cheerful performance as a woman who thinks nothing of brushing her teeth with beer.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
You'll care what happens in this film with more than enough freshness and originality to avoid succumbing to girls-on-the-run cliches.
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80

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Though similar thematically to "Anywhere But Here," Tumbleweeds is a breath of fresh air that busts the cliches of dysfunctional mother-daughter sagas.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
This smart, hardscrabble, very likable film has a heart and spirit all its own: a rollicking, earthy flair and lusty intelligence.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
What keeps these mother-daughter tumbleweeds from drifting right out of consciousness is the unique rapport between the actresses.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Movies like Tumbleweeds exist in the details, not the outcome. Even a happy ending, we suspect, would be temporary. We don't mind, since the characters have been intriguing to know and easy to care about.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Bound by mother-daughter ties that are complex, touching, ultimately so powerful they yield the kind of tearful joy rarely experienced at the movies.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
No, it isn't the slick and unfocused "Anywhere but Here," where mom and daughter choose Beverly Hills. Instead, it's the more modest and in most cases preferable Tumbleweeds.
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75 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.