World Traveler
World Traveler (2002)

Following up on his acclaimed debut The Myth of Fingerprints, Bart Freundlich spins this drama that poses the question "what would it be like to run away from your life?" The film centers on a restless thirtysomething New Yorker… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 19, 2002
DVD Release Date: January 21, 2003
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Heavy symbolism and a repulsive lead character make World Traveler seems like a long trip.

Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

The story ... is moldy and obvious.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

This episodic, quietly affecting movie is both gritty and poetic.

Vanessa Sibbald

The subtlety of how the story is told is beautifully done

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

With no real redemption at the end of the road, it is nothing more than a beautiful, empty journey.

Dan Via
Washington Post

Well-made, well-acted but ultimately enervating.

Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

I, for one, hope Freundlich gets another shot at a feature. And if he gets it, I hope he proves he knows what to do with it.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Were it not for a sentimental resolution that explains way more about Cal than does the movie or the character any good, Freundlich's World Traveler might have been one of the more daring and surprising American movies of the year.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Anemic, pretentious.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The only reason for watching such a shallow and worn drama is because of Crudup's subtle performance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
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A moving story about lost fathers and lost sons. Billy Crudup always picks his roles with care, often looking to play unique characters who are searching for… More