Road to Nowhere

(2010)

Genres: Romance, Thriller

Best of 2011 So Far: Christy and Ignatiy

What our critics thought of Road to Nowhere

Christy Lemire
Hellman keeps us guessing by moving seamlessly between the film-within-the-film and the goings-on behind the scenes.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
A pretty great movie.

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What our critics are saying online

ROAD TO NOWHERE
"Road to Nowhere" plays like an exercise in frustrating audiences. Imagine a jigsaw puzzle where you assemble as many pieces as seem to fit, but have gaps and pieces left over. One of the pleasures of puzzle films is that we understand, or at least sense, the underlying pattern of their solution. Here is a film that seems indifferent to that satisfaction. It marks the first film in 21 years by the cult legend Monte Hellman, whose "Two-Lane Blacktop" (1971) offers less determined frustrations. Clarity of nar rative is unimportant in both films. They're more about their own making. It is one thing for a director to express his vision, and another thing for him to make a film about it, especially a fragmented film. "Two-Lane Blacktop" at least followed linear, if enigmatic and unexplained, characters. "The Road to Nowhere" keeps pulling the rug out from under the characters' feet. …Read Full Review
Roger Ebert - Chicago-Suntimes - 08/03/2011