A Map of the World
A Map of the World (1999)

In this contemporary drama, Sigourney Weaver plays a woman out of her element and at the end of her rope. Alice Goodwin is a wife and mother who finds that the pressures of her life are starting to become more than she can bear. Alice works… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 3, 1999
DVD Release Date: September 26, 2000
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Disjointed storytelling overshadows noteworthy performances.

Emanuel Levy

Sigourney Weaver dominates with her powerful performance but the film, a feature debut from theater director Scott Elliott, is so poorly conceived and staged that much of the emotional impact gets lost

Roger Ebert
At the Movies

Good performances all through the movie.

Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Cast somewhat against type, Sigourney Weaver is terrific even if the film is a bit staid.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Gives three first-rate actors a chance to stretch.

Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz

Worth navigating for its refusal to play to the crowd. There's certainly nothing safe or sweet about Weaver's performance.

Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

A profoundly unnecessary movie with pretty good performances; perfectly captures the noble mediocrity of the novel.

David Edelstein

That which does not kill us makes us ... well, still alive.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

An accomplished film that continually takes us beyond our first impressions of people and situations.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The fairly simple storyline...is certainly stretched quite thin over the two hour running time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Sunil Jawahir
Wow. This movie is crazy dark.
Leo L
Great movie!