• 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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Will Leitch
Deadspin

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

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: C

June 22, 2013
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
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
Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal

Wastes a good Will Ferrell performance by elaborating on Raymond Carver's short story in ways that go very wrong.

Full Review Source: Akron Beacon Journal | Original Score: 2/4

May 12, 2011
Grae Drake
Movies.com

Well, if anyone can make alcoholism and loneliness relatable, Will Ferrell can.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 2/5

May 20, 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
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

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
Ian Buckwalter
NPR.org

Writer/director Dan Rush takes one simple concept from Raymond Carver's spare, evocative, and extremely short story - a sad alcoholic with his furniture on the lawn - and fills in the blanks. Too many of them, as it turns out.

Full Review Source: NPR.org | Original Score: 5/10

May 12, 2011
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

It feels slight and heavy-handed at the same time, and ends with a half-hearted shrug.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 11, 2011
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Taking stock and letting go -- of superfluous things, of worn-out love -- is a strong theme. But the progression of the script is like Nick's self-help program. We're familiar with the steps.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

May 13, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

The best that can be said about Everything Must Go is that it's slightly less nauseating than The Beaver.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

May 13, 2011
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online

Ferrell's credible performance notwithstanding, it's as if Raymond Carver's minimalism has overtaken the show. No 4-page short story here, we'll need a little something more for a 96-minute film.

Full Review Source: Indie Movies Online | Original Score: 4/10

May 13, 2011
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

This leading role is quite a departure for Ferrell who most often appears in comedies. He does an admirable job, but it makes you appreciate even more Nicolas Cage's Oscar-winning performance as an alcoholic in "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995).

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 2/4

May 14, 2011
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net

Everything Must Go is not a bad movie, but saying that it's based on a story by Raymond Carver is like saying a ham dinner is based on Hamlet.

Full Review Source: tonymacklin.net | Original Score: 2.0/5

May 20, 2011
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

If Will Ferrell's charisma is directly proportional to his absurdity, then it's little surprise that he fares relatively poorly as a sad sack in Everything Must Go,

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

May 8, 2011
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

It feels a little odd to watch Ferrell play an alcoholic for drama and not laughs. Not enough happens with that drama to pull me in.

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 5/10

May 15, 2011
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Dan Rush has created a vacant character that represents everything wrong with America in 2011.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: D

May 5, 2011
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...the results are cliched and too emotionally restrained to make much of a mark... Christopher Jordan Wallace, who got his start portraying dad's younger years in "Notorious," walks away with the whole movie.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

May 12, 2011
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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I can't dismiss the desperate social realism of a movie offering the solace of a bromide found in a fortune cookie.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 11, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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It lives up to its title in ways its maker never intended.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

May 12, 2011
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