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Nomadland (2020)



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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All Critics (114) | Top Critics (19)

A role and story drawn from life, "Nomadland" feels like classic fiction.

September 18, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

McDormand's commanding, deeply empathetic performance holds the film together.

September 17, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Nomadland is both a move in a bolder direction and an affirmation that [director Chloé Zhao's] been on the right road all along.

September 14, 2020 | Full Review…
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Here's a beaut.

September 14, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It's an observant, simple, contemplative work, one uninterested in manufacturing melodrama or hyped-up incident, but rewarding for its illumination of Americans who represent societal afterthoughts.

September 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Nomadland at times has the feel of a documentary, but with none of the earnest flatness that mars even some very well-meaning documentaries...

September 14, 2020 | Full Review…

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