And Everything Is Going Fine Reviews

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
September 4, 2012
it's as painful to listen to and watch as it is astonishing that I should feel this kind of connection to someone I never met, and never will.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
August 21, 2012
It's all quite deeply moving, and if you remain untouched by the end credits, you have some self-examination of your own to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 4, 2012
allows Gray to speak of his life and its significance entirely in his own words without any intrusive talking heads or academic pontification
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
March 11, 2011
Soderbergh's creation doesn't fill in any blanks about Gray, and the film is not for the uninitiated, but even ardent fans will have trouble warming up to every detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 11, 2011
Soderbergh's editing neatly duplicates Gray's methods, showing us how memory treats the same material at different stages in a life, applying those different coats and shades of lacquer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
March 11, 2011
Gray ended his life in January 2004, but director Steven Soderbergh and editor Susan Littenberg have resurrected the beloved actor and monologuist in a sort of performance collage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
March 9, 2011
A tangible emotional aspect and lovely quality of And Everything is Going Fine is that of a friend trying to understand the process that led to a loved-one's suicide.
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
February 17, 2011
This was obviously a labor of love for Soderbergh, and a fitting memorial to the artist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
February 3, 2011
An absorbing, entertaining, amusing and wrenching film in which Gray tells the story of his entire life in a cleverly edited string of clips from various performances and interviews filmed over nearly 40 years.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Dan Kois
Washington Post
January 28, 2011
A brilliantly conceived documentary, one with uncommon respect for -- and understanding of -- its subject's life and art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 20, 2011
The late Spalding Gray is the subject of this conceptual documentary, which cleverly uses the actor-performer's own biographical monologues to tell his life story. It's so well-assembled that we really feel like we get to know him in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Misha Berson
Seattle Times
January 13, 2011
This is not a standard bio-documentary. It is the artist giving us a guided tour of himself, through a mosaic of clips from his shows and TV interviews, craftily assembled by Soderbergh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
January 13, 2011
You're left with as rich a sense of this man as you would in a more typical work of nonfiction. But the film's deceptive, meticulous editing also reveals that Gray's odd ambition met a cultural moment in which it could take root and thrive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eugenia Williamson
Boston Phoenix
January 12, 2011
It provides little insight into the actor/writer/playwright/monologuist's life that Gray does not provide himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 4, 2011
No stone is left unturned with the copious interviews assembled over the years interspersed with the one-man shows. This is a heart-felt documentary that needs to be seen.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 3, 2011
What the director does best is move back and forth between funny stage anecdotes...to deadly serious discussion of the stories's underpinnings...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
January 1, 2011
Think of the film as Gray's final monologue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
December 23, 2010
touching, funny, tragic, heartening
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
December 19, 2010
...an incomplete portrait, but...a thoroughly arresting one for sure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 17, 2010
Absorbing documentary on the career of actor, storyteller, and performance artist, Spalding Gray.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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