From Nowhere
From Nowhere (2017)

Three undocumented teenagers-Moussa (J. Mallory McCree), Sophie (Octavia Chavez-Richmond), and Alyssa (Raquel Castro)-are just about to graduate high school in the Bronx. Like most teenagers, all they want to do is hang with their friends,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 17, 2017
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2017
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Rex Reed
New York Observer

As a film, it's uneven and clumsy, but as a responsible political statement about the chaos we live in now, it's both enlightening and troubling.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

It's one thing to read about roundups of suspected illegal immigrants; it's quite another to observe the anxiety of smart, talented teenagers trying to keep their cool while under the watchful gaze of immigration officials and the police.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Director Matthew Newton delivers an earnest drama that's more about its highly relevant message than its technique.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Depicting the struggles of three undocumented Bronx high school students to avoid deportation, From Nowhere resonates with tender compassion for its characters.

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Justin Chang
Los Angeles Times

A somber and affecting independent drama ...

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Vikram Murthi
Movie Mezzanine

Even at its bluntest, most didactic, and sorely predictable, From Nowhere will likely move and outrage even the stoniest of the individuals.

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Glenn Kenny

From Nowhere is not a visionary work, and I don't think it aims to be; but it sets a coherent agenda from the get-go and manages to make a credible and disquieting narrative out of that.

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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

Even at its most mechanistic ... From Nowhere largely avoids preachiness and sanctimony, preferring to wrestle with the real world in all its stubborn complexity.

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Todd Jorgenson

What it lacks in technical polish, the film compensates with heartfelt performances and gritty insight into its characters.

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