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Nomadland (2021)



Critic Consensus: A poetic character study on the forgotten and downtrodden, Nomadland beautifully captures the restlessness left in the wake of the Great Recession.

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Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, NOMADLAND features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern's mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.

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Chloe Zhao's Nomadland mimics life scrupulously...

May 17, 2021 | Full Review…

What's most striking about Nomadland is the almost incidental manner in which it tells its stories - eschewing strident dramatic crises or narrative lurches for something altogether more ambient.

May 2, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Not since Robert Redford in All Is Lost has a star performer carried an entire film through wordless looks and glances.

April 30, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Frances McDormand delivers a career-best turn in this gently meditative drama about the failure of the American dream.

April 30, 2021 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Life on the road has never been so tenderly captured, politically alive and profoundly moving.

April 30, 2021 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Personally, I am fine with the more sentimental moments of Nomadland. Social realism needs the space to contain multitudes and contradictions, just as life does.

April 27, 2021 | Full Review…

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