Miles from Home
Miles from Home (2006)

Actor Ty Hodges made his debut behind the camera with this gritty drama about a young man struggling to lift himself from a life on the streets. Abandoned by his father, and saddled with a drug-addicted mother, Miles (Hodges) looks for… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 1, 2006
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Far from being stereotypes, these are real, complicated people.

Dennis Harvey

Uneven but generally effective drama has his teenage protag at a crossroads between street life and the straight-and-narrow.

Kam Williams

Jeffrey Togman earns high marks here for his directorial debut, a socially-significant documentary which discusses an array of taboos concerning color, class and the ever-elusive American Dream.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Two women reach out to each other from opposite sides of the socioeconomic divide in Jeffrey M. Togman's marvelously revealing documentary about the psychology of poverty.

Joshua Land
Village Voice

Warmhearted but never sentimental or condescending, Home finally proves most affecting as an unsparing glimpse into the psychology of poverty.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

With minimal hysteria, the film illuminates both the emotional deprivation ghetto life can perpetuate and the legit forces of good out to ease that pain.

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Ronnie Scheib

[Home] reveals the fragility of hope in survivalist mentalities pre-programmed to expect the worst.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

First-time filmmaker Jeffrey M. Togman's documentary examines a complex issue -- the apparent intractability of poverty -- through the revealingly narrow perspective of one woman's efforts to improve her family's lot through homeownership.

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Michael Dequina

The layers unravel to reveal deeper, genuine, and believable heart--which for all the violence, anger, and darkness depicted is Hodges' boldest, bravest accomplishment of all.

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