The Good Life Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
January 31, 2007
Grounded in the rich cinematic tradition of Small-Town America, the film doesn't break much new thematic ground, but it's well-acted by the entire ensemble, which consists of both pros and young thespians.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Luke Y. Thompson
OC Weekly
April 28, 2008
As a director, Stephen Berra makes this all quite palatable, but as a writer, he frequently mistakes platitudes for profundity.
Kim Voynar
February 9, 2007
You just can't go from darkly morose to uplifting and hopeful in the last 30 seconds of the film without any kind of arc to take you there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
James Greenberg
Hollywood Reporter
January 30, 2007
While The Good Life is stylistically ambitious and heartfelt, it feels more forced than authentic.
Jamie Tipps
Film Threat
January 25, 2007
The film spends what seems like interminable hours driving home the brutal truth that the world is better off without Jason Prayer, and, despite the anemic flip-flop of the last twenty seconds, it's hard to disagree.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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