Answers to Nothing Reviews

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
December 9, 2011
Nearly a dozen random themes and characters have been Scotch-taped together into a single mess.
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
December 5, 2011
Reaches rather nakedly for early Paul Thomas Anderson territory, but the copped moves come off less as artful homage and more as the nervous half-formed duplications of a mentee who's left the nest too soon.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
December 4, 2011
An apt title that sadly recalls lesser ensemble pieces like "Playing by Heart," while wanting to be "Grand Canyon."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
December 2, 2011
With his latest effort 'Answers to Nothing,' co-writer-director Matthew Leutwyler appears to have confused glum with profound.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
December 2, 2011
Some impassioned performances ease the flow of gloom, but it's a long, steady walk to the noose for a picture in dire need of Prozac and some fresh air.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
James Verniere
Boston Herald
December 2, 2011
In the inexplicably titled 'Answers to Nothing,' a film you might inadvertently wander into this weekend if you're unlucky
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
December 2, 2011
Any movie that calls itself Answers to Nothing ought to be 100 percent sure it's about something.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 2, 2011
It begins with Dane Cook procuring sperm to impregnate his desperate wife with a little help from his mistress - and goes steadily downhill from there.
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
December 1, 2011
Tasteless and out of touch right down to its foundation, embarrassingly unaware that Crash-like, hyperlink narratives went out with bird-flu paranoia.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
December 1, 2011
There's a lack of real conclusiveness to many of the film's characters and situations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alison Willmore
Movieline
December 1, 2011
A Short Cuts full of self-pitying sociopaths, Answers to Nothing follows its characters toward a succession of increasingly queasy conclusions it tries to pass off as heartfelt and human.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
December 1, 2011
Some fine performances and an embrace of understatement make Matthew Leutwyler's oddly titled "Answers to Nothing" a respectable entry in the multiple-stories-that-interlock genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 1, 2011
The trick for a movie with this many loosely connected people is to find the magic or tragedy or thought that arranges them into some kind of galaxy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
December 1, 2011
An overlong bunch of intertwining stories, none of which is worth the viewer's time.
Matt Pais
RedEye
December 1, 2011
Will make you hate words--and these idiots who refuse to stop saying them without actually saying anything at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
December 1, 2011
Even in the best ensembles, there's always a weak character, someone we're relieved to get away from so that we can get back to the people who interest us. Here, we can't wait to get away from pretty much all of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
December 1, 2011
Answers To Nothing's thinly drawn characters orbit one another like fading satellites until their stories intersect and overlap in arbitrary ways.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 1, 2011
The connections seem less immediate and significant, and so the movie sometimes seems based on a group of separate short stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
November 29, 2011
The baleful influence of Paul Haggis's multi-narrative Oscar-winner Crash (2004) continues with Matthew Leutwyler's trite contraption.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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David Fear
Time Out
November 29, 2011
The title is an understatement.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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