(2010)

Critic Reviews

67

Metascore

Based on 40 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
80
It may not have Lost In Translation's reach, but it's original and smartly funny with top performances.
80
Variety
The ever-perceptive writer-director further hones her gifts for ruefully funny observation and understated melancholy with this low-key portrait of a burned-out screen actor.
75
A small but, in its way, daring picture.
70
Boxoffice Magazine
A clearly personal effort, Somewhere demonstrates Coppola's featherweight touch with big subjects like identity and human connection.
70
After her foray into historical costumers with "Marie Antoinette," Sofia Coppola makes a happy return to "Lost in Translation" territory in the cutback charmer Somewhere, which illuminates the emptiness of a movie star's life in Los Angeles through close observation and gentle irony.
60
The difference between a movie about emptiness and an empty movie becomes abundantly clear.
50
I can't say why Coppola wanted to spend time with this man. It's like following someone on Twitter who fails to generate many compelling tweets.
40
Somewhere has a lot of good impulses, and a salutary faith in an audience's patience; but the film's tone, in its script, performances and visual style, is studiously uninflected. It's a document of people seen remotely, maybe from outer space.
40
The New Yorker
The futility of a noodling movie star is hardly a revelation of the absurdity of the human condition, or whatever this movie is supposed to be about. [20 & 27 Dec. 2010, p. 146]
12
The latest calcified bore by Sofia Coppola is less pretentious than "Marie Antoinette" but every bit as inertly stupefying as "Lost in Translation."

More Critic Reviews

See all external reviews for Somewhere (2010) »

See also

Awards | FAQ | User Reviews | User Ratings | External Reviews