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100
A travelogue unlike any other.
63
New York Daily News
A movie about identity that can't quite pinpoint its own, Andrew Douglas' road-trip documentary about the Deep South does eventually meander toward audience enlightenment.
60
A lovely, faintly sinister travelogue.
60
Occasionally, this richly lyrical movie passes over the line separating sympathetic exploration from freak-show condescension.
60
White's take on southern life is no more "real" than the stereotypes he's trying to disrupt, just cooler.
60
Ultimately fails to illuminate its subject, though it does offer some evocative moments and terrific music along the way.
50
Variety
Ultimately, pic feels very much like a romanticized, outsider's view of the South that willfully seeks out the culture's strangest, most weirdo aspects for other outsiders' gleeful delectation.
50
Village Voice
Florida-born folksinger Jim White serves as guide on this musical tour of the rural South, conceptualized less as a state of mind than as an atmosphere.
38
New York Post
By the time White gets around to condescending remarks... the film has become a sort of BBC "Hee Haw," meant to reassure Brits and New Yorkers that the South is indeed a land of pistol-toting, Jesus-praising gap-toothed freaks.
20
Film Threat
Tiresome, trite and choked with every lousy Dixie-fried stereotype imaginable.

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