Nomadland Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1948

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 10

Theatrical Release Date: 12/04/2020

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Chloé Zhao

Actors: Frances McDormand, Gay DeForest, Patricia Grier, Linda May, Angela Reyes, Carl R. Hughes

Plot: Fern has lived all her life in a company town in rural Nevada. When the recession causes the small-town economy to collapse she packs up her van and takes off, deciding to explore life as a modern-day nomad. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
2.5/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/10/2021

Frances McDormand gives another standout performance and the use of actual modern nomads (not paid actors) lends more realism to the story. The cinematography is gorgeous as well. All the good, however, doesn't help me connect with the story itself and, overall, it moved incredibly slow for my taste. I'm sure others will get more out of it but for me it was just pretty good, but not life-changing.

Rating of
4/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 03/30/2021

Even if you don't find yourself moved to the brink of tears by this 21st century "The Grapes of Wrath," I think we can all agree that few movies of the last two decades are as beautifully shot or passionately made as "Nomadland."

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Rating of
3/4

“We be the bitches of the badlands.”

Matthew Brady - wrote on 01/25/2021

‘Nomadland’ is one of those movies where nothing much happens, but it’s the type of movie you sit back and vibe with it.

This is a very attentive movie, where you journey along with this woman (played by Frances McDormand) who is fed up with her old life and decides to go off grid by traveling to different places while living in her van. She’s not homeless, just houseless. She is like a leaf that quietly and casually drifts from location to location. She encounters different people in this community, who are played by real nomads. Throughout the whole movie you are never in one place for too long, you just keep moving on.

I’ll give director Chloé Zhao and cinematographer Joshua James Richards major credit for they approach to a story like this. Zhao decision to include …

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