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Gosling and co-stars Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella don't do anything wrong here but the movie is such a mash-up of tones, fiction, and reality that it never comes together into anything coherent.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Kirsten Dunst is so good here as a woman at a loss to understand who her husband really is, and what the true nature of his family involves.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
If you see only one Ryan Gosling movie this holiday season, make it Andrew Jarecki's "All Good Things."
| Original Score: B+
Too bad it's not a doc, which might have revealed the secrecy and confusion that led to such a legendary case remaining unsolved.
| Original Score: 3/5
The story is certainly scintillating. ... But Jarecki utilizes courtroom testimony to frame the narrative ... a gimmick that rings disingenuous in the final analysis.
You never feel you can trust that Jarecki knows what he's doing, which becomes even more problematic when the movie asks us to believe its theory about an unsolved crime.
| Original Score: 2/4
"All Good Things" has the eerie power of a nightmare.
| Original Score: 3/4
As excellent as Gosling is - and the actor conveys the stillness of the man as well as the voices screaming in his head - Dunst matches him stride for stride.
Fortunately the director has the services of Kirsten Dunst, who delivers a skillfully naturalistic performance as the doomed wife, who by default becomes the movie's emotional focus.
Lurid tabloid story, ripped from the day's headlines.
| Original Score: B-
It's a strange, thrilling tale begrimed by bad memories, by bad deeds.
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Dunst is not the only person doing quality work in "All Good Things," but she is the only one worth watching.
You watch it wanting to scurry off to read accounts of the real thing, rather than being caught up in the filmmaking.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
As fiction, it would be merely dull. But the movie purports to be based on fact, and its amateur psychoanalyzing feels insufficient, intrusive, speculative, self-serving.
| Original Score: C
beneath the surface are all kinds of questions about power and wealth and the cyclical nature of familial tragedy, and while they break through from time to time, it is never enough to give the film more depth than a TrueTV documentary
Andrew Jarecki makes the leap from documentary to feature film and his lack of experience in directing actors shows
| Original Score: C+
Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst are excellent...(The film) is thoroughly engrossing but somewhat frustrating in the end.
| Original Score: B
Quotidian, emotionless storytelling.
As absorbing and detailed as "All Good Things" is, it never manages to levitate beyond tawdry movie-of-the-week voyeurism.