Road To Nowhere
Road To Nowhere (2011)

There's a murky, tenuous balance between reality and fiction...particularly when it involves a beautiful young woman, murder, a powerful politico, a missing fortune, and suicide. A passionate filmmaker creating a film based upon a true… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 10, 2011
DVD Release Date: August 22, 2011
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

The final scene offers clarity, at least, if not a satisfying payoff.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A rabbit hole of enigmatic characters and swampy motives...Shot by shot, the film has a burnished, beautiful sheen.

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Brian Orndorf

Hellman is a true artist with a vision for disorientation that carries all the way through "Road to Nowhere," but the lasting impact of the film will be up to the individual viewer and their personal appetite for cinematic riddles.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

"The Road to Nowhere" plays like an exercise in frustrating audiences.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

"Road to Nowhere" is a beautifully made, glorious mess.

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Nicolas Rapold
Film Comment Magazine

Without succumbing to any romance about the magic of motion pictures, Hellman imbues Road to Nowhere with a haunted yet hallowed quality.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

Ultimately, the film gets too clever and confusing for its own good, while the slow pacing zaps momentum from the story (and the story within the story).

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A stylish, shimmering neo-noir with a multi-layered narrative for which the director's longtime collaborator Steven Gaydos has written an exceedingly elliptical and challenging script.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Becomes less clever the more clever it gets.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Broome
Hard to believe "Road to Nowhere" is what lured director Monte Hellman back to feature films after a 22-year break. This film-within-a-film aims to be… More
Alec Barniskis
Most of the supporting performances are pretty weak but I respect what Monte Hellman is trying to do here. The seamless weaving in and out of the present, the… More
Sarah Prisbylla
Horrific. I couldn't all the way through this one. The acting was awful and the story (from what I saw) was going nowhere, so the title was very apt.