Nomadland

critic Reviews

, 97% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A poetic character study on the forgotten and downtrodden, Nomadland beautifully captures the restlessness left in the wake of the Great Recession.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    [Zhao's] movie gives a voice to the marginalised. If you listen hard, it might just change your life.
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    Peter HowellToronto Star
    A role and story drawn from life, "Nomadland" feels like classic fiction.
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    Caryn JamesBBC.com
    McDormand's commanding, deeply empathetic performance holds the film together.
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    Steve PondTheWrap
    Nomadland is both a move in a bolder direction and an affirmation that [director Chloé Zhao's] been on the right road all along.
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    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune
    Here's a beaut.
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    Todd McCarthyDeadline Hollywood Daily
    It's an observant, simple, contemplative work, one uninterested in manufacturing melodrama or hyped-up incident, but rewarding for its illumination of Americans who represent societal afterthoughts.
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    Scott PhillipsThe Screen Scene
    Frances McDormand gives an Oscar-worthy performance as Fern. She explores the fine line between running toward freedom and running away from heartbreak.
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    Patricia PuentesCNET Español
    With Nomadland, Zhao wants us to marvel at simple things, like nature. You might question your material possessions and attachment to them. And even if this year isn't possible, you're gonna feel the need to explore the planet. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Jorge Iván MoralesCine Premiere
    The filmmaker takes up the images of the North American genre par excellence, the western, to tell a deeply resonant story, full of nostalgia and captivating hope. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Kristen MaldonadoKristen Maldonado
    Everything from the cinematography to the performances to the editing was just so beautifully done.
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