Here Reviews

  • The trains of thought stirred up by the film's contemplation of what is here and what is there - and where you are - are endless and stimulating. And the movie is embellished with spectacularly beautiful, enigmatic bursts of abstract imagery.

    Stephen Holden — New York Times

  • The dreamy, feverish beauty of these sequences just barely balances out the pretension of the exposition.

    Karina Longworth — Village Voice

  • You must be willing to give yourself to Braden King's debut feature, a slow, meandering and sumptuously photographed road trip combined with an intimate love story. I gave, and I got. A lot.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • It becomes highly affecting, concerned both with the limits of mapping a landscape and with lovers' difficulties in navigating each other.

    Farran Smith Nehme — New York Post

  • The film captures some impressive landscapes and layers an eclectic mix of original and traditional Armenian music over its unhurried travel time. But unless you count doing a lot of vodka shots, this is a dramatically uneventful two hours.

    David Rooney — Hollywood Reporter

  • "Here" seems motivated by a tone of searching and yearning, not of finding a single way. As Foster's character says at one point, "Getting lost was the goal."

    Mark Olsen — Los Angeles Times

  • [It] doesn't offer up a ton of narrative surprises, but there is plenty going on the screen to keep you engaged - and visually stimulated.

    David Lewis — San Francisco Chronicle

  • Grapples with the very idea of wanderlust, eventually coming to look at it as both a state of grace and an appealing delusion.

    Michael Nordine — Not Coming to a Theater Near You

  • Languid road movie, punctuated by ponderous abstract interludes, about a young American mapmaker in Armenia who meets a prodigal woman photographer. A promising filmmaker needs to his lose art-school baby fat.

    Frank Lovece — Film Journal International

  • The unstructured, come-what-may quality of a road movie is part of its appeal, but it can be a pitfall, too, when all that spontaneity starts to look more like lollygagging.

    Scott Tobias — AV Club

  • Viewers get ample time to luxuriate in the landscapes while gritting our teeth over Peter Coyote's pseudomythic narration and the sort of WTF meta touches that a first-year film student might find ridiculous.

    David Fear — Time Out

  • While everything here is mostly unspoken, and the film itself hints at a broader set of concerns than simply two lost souls meeting on foreign ground, Here too often feels like a jumble of ideas that don't quite cohere.

    Andrew Schenker — Slant Magazine

  • In HERE, the landscape doesn't become a character, as the boilerplate cliche would have it, but the brief-encounter romance becomes a proto-documentary.

    David D'Arcy — Screen International

  • One of those movies so fully achieved it restores your faith in the cinema.

    Ray Greene — Boxoffice Magazine

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