• R, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Dan Rush
    In Theaters:
    May 13, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Sep 6, 2011
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Everything Must Go Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A gratifying story with a quietly powerful performance from funnyman Will Ferrell.

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 30, 2013
Will Leitch

Has a similar problem to its protagonist: It just sort of sits there.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: C

June 22, 2013
Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered

Good performances by Ferrell and Wallace and fantastic cinematography make Everything Must Go an enjoyable watch.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 7/10

March 13, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

The best movie Will Ferrell ever made

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 11, 2013
Michael Dequina

Gentle understatement that stealthily but surely gets under the skin and touches the heart.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 4, 2012
Simon Gallagher
What Culture

Everything Must Go is a pleasantly engaging, entertaining human portrait - a journey that doesn't physically stray very far, but which treads a million metaphorical miles within its main character as he attempts to go from broken man to redeemed man.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 2, 2012
Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire

For a film that preaches giving it all away, Everything Must Go could have done with being a little more bold.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 2/5

October 21, 2011
Shaun Munro
What Culture

Cue self pity, followed by despair, followed by resignation, hope and redemption...Screenwriter/director Dan Rush...opts for this standard redemption arc.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 16, 2011
Philip French
Observer [UK]

I found this a delicately observed, satisfying movie and greatly enjoyed it.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

October 16, 2011

Ferrell is far more impressive in a straighter role ... as he controls his own brand of zaniness and channels it as bittersweet irony and humour into ordinary events.

Full Review Source: Real.com | Original Score: 4/5

October 16, 2011
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

The laughs are gentle, Nick is a pleasingly ambiguous character and the anti-materialism message is admirable.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

October 14, 2011
Derek Malcolm
This is London

A well-controlled film with a portrait at its centre that is astonishingly complete.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

October 14, 2011
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

It may stray into a few redundant subplots along the way but Everything Must Go succeeds as a plaintive portrait of a man cast adrift from all the past certainties of his life.

Full Review Source: Daily Express

October 13, 2011
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

Too insubstantial to be a full-length feature.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

October 13, 2011
Peter Bradshaw

A pleasing, satisfying chamber-piece.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

October 13, 2011
Oliver Good
Little White Lies

Like a bad date; it's attractive, clever, but lacks a sense of humour.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

October 13, 2011
Simon Miraudo

It can't escape the crippling clichés of similar films that have come before it, and there are far too many Cameron Crowe-ian platitudes littered throughout the screenplay to remind us that we are indeed watching a movie.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 26, 2011
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

Everything here's too indie-sanitized to even be properly sad. It certainly isn't funny.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: C

August 10, 2011
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy

The individual performances are solid and Ferrell clearly has dramatic chops. Somehow, though, it turns out to be less than the sum of its parts.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 3/5

July 14, 2011
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs

Will Ferrell isn't stunt casting--his size and deadpan are essential to the character.

Full Review Source: Film Snobs | Original Score: 8/10

July 5, 2011
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