Everybody's Fine Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
August 2, 2012
Jones's efforts to re-tool the Italian original for an American audience prove disappointing. The comedy is broader, the dramatic crises have been sweetened and the ending has an uplift that was entirely missing from the original.
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
October 6, 2010
66 year-old Robert De Niro accomplishes what may be his bravest role of the last two decades by simply choosing to play a real old man in Kirk Jones? Everybody?s Fine.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
May 16, 2010
What makes the unabashedly sentimental package work a lot better than it should is Robert De Niro.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 11, 2010
...an unapologetically sentimental drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 25, 2010
A recently widowed retiree embarks on a cross-country journey to visit each of his children, expecting to find them as happy and successful as their stories painted them.
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
February 28, 2010
A film with a few inspired moments - mostly towards the end - sprinkled in with a whole lot of awkward, even mean, portions. The result is a major disappointment.
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
February 26, 2010
De Niro does quietly affecting work, but he canâ(TM)t elevate a pat Family Rediscovering Each Other drama into anything much above afternoon TV movie fodder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nina Caplan
Time Out
February 26, 2010
Forget Hollywood remakes; this is one film Iâ(TM)d like to see reworked by an arthouse director and a pack of actors with smaller names and bigger reserves of subtlety.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]
February 26, 2010
Itâ(TM)s a little like About Schmidt minus the sly wit, subtlety and directorial flair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 26, 2010
A refreshingly open, untricksy performance from De Niro, and very possibly the harbinger of an excellent late period for him as an actor. As for the film, well "fine" is what can reasonably be said.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph
February 26, 2010
Its essential niceness should not be discounted; niceness is a rare commodity in films today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Adam Lee Davies
Little White Lies
February 26, 2010
Itâ(TM)s a four-square set-up, but with only the barest flicker of familial friction heating the undercooked drama.
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
February 26, 2010
Everybody's Fine has tearjerker ambitions but it's so shamefully manipulative that by the time it reaches its finale you can't help but feel like you've been beaten over the head with a feel good stick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rosamund Witcher
Heat Magazine
February 26, 2010
Despite the title, nobody in this film is fine. But, if youâ(TM)re in the mood for a well-acted drama that will strum obstinately at those heartstrings, youâ(TM)ve got it.
| Original Score: 3/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
February 26, 2010
Crisply shot and framed with care, itâ(TM)s certainly easy on the eye. But a script that didnâ(TM)t take life so seriously would have left everybody feeling a lot finer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan Dean
Total Film
February 26, 2010
A low-key family drama that leaves no cliché safe in its quest to make everyone weep buckets. The best to hope for is that it may persuade you to reconnect with your own family. Aah.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
February 26, 2010
De Niro is not at his best playing nice - in fact, he's boring and so is the film. Actually, it's worse than that. It's pseudoredemptive tosh.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
February 26, 2010
Robert De Niro's latest would-be weepy, Everybody's Fine, may remind you of About Schmidt's less-interesting brother. In fact, the title says it all - it's neither good nor bad, just deeply OK.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Grant Rollings
Sun Online
February 26, 2010
Disappointment that it isn't what a De Niro movie used to be - powerful, challenging and edgy. Now his movies are weak and clichéd with a mushy centre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
February 26, 2010
De Niro alone is worth watching, even if one suspects the pain on his face comes from the script he must speak rather than the story he must enact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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