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

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.

Roger Ebert
At the Movies

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

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

This smart, hardscrabble, very likable film has a heart and spirit all its own.

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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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

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

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A mother-daughter flick that is filled with satisfying surprises and two very fine performances.

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

One of the most magical movie moments of the year.

Teresa Talerico
Common Sense Media

Touching look at tough mom-daughter relationship.

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Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine

A slight but likable movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% 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