Tumbleweeds (1999)

In its keenly observed account of a woman perched at the crossroads of life and self-realization, Tumbleweeds crystallizes the manifold impressive talents of Gavin O'Connor. Culling his narrative from the dusty backwaters of the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 24, 1999
DVD Release Date: November 24, 2000
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Strong performances add authenticity and depth.

Ernest Hardy

At the center of the film is one of the year's best performances -- that of British actress Janet McTeer.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

There is something so poignant and generous and sad in that dilemma that women all over may watch McTeer's performance and glimpse an essential truth in it.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The stagnant midsection does the hopelessly tedious atmosphere no favors...

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Roger Ebert
At the Movies

The characters have been intriguing to know and easy to care about.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Tumbleweeds is one of those wonderful, deeply personal pictures that pop up every now and then to lift your spirits.

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Teresa Talerico
Common Sense Media

Touching look at tough mom-daughter relationship.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Tumbleweeds impresses with its freshly considered action and total avoidance of the stale and routine.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

One of the most magical movie moments of the year.

Emanuel Levy

A keenly observed chronicle of a single mother at the crossroads of self-realization, Gavin O'Connor's debut features a wonderful, Oscar-caliber performance from British Janet McTeer.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
Great movie, and kudos to Kimberly on her role.
John Ballantine
Although compared to Thelma & Louise in some write ups, Tumbleweeds ends up falling significantly short of that mark. Although McTeer's brief… More
Joey Nevarez
It's been a while since I've seen a good movie, and this proudly stept up to the plate. I was hooked by the second scene. The material is a little… More