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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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