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The Good Night Reviews

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
February 4, 2015
[A] witless whimsy.
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 13, 2008
Flawed, but with enough interest to suggest Jake Paltrow may be one to keep an eye out for in future.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 12, 2008
...a low-key yet consistently engaging effort...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
March 30, 2008
This sleepyhead Prince Charming is in for a rude awakening when the choosy, chain smoking Anna, actual female that she is, finds him an annoying loser, and at best undesirable. Au revoir, unconditional love. Someone wake me when it's over.
Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com
March 11, 2008
The Good Night is a superlative feature film from Jake Paltrow; a fulfilling buffet of aches and pains from the discontented, poured into an amusing, uneasy comedic fantasy that barely misses a step.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
February 3, 2008
Writer-director Jake Paltrow's (yes, brother of Gwennie) debut feature is exquisitely romantic, painful, and riotous; everyone's lonely and going about it wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
January 18, 2008
If the hero has trouble dozing off, that's not a problem which will affect many viewers of this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin Harley
Total Film
January 18, 2008
As a comedy of male delusion, Night seems to shrink from its flimsy dramatic subtexts; as a probing of dream and reality in love, its pretensions to depth suggest a neutered comedic courage: Woody Allen-lite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
January 18, 2008
Such a big grey blanket of misery it should have been called "Eternal Cloud Cover".
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 18, 2008
A mish-mash of secondhand ideas, with some real misfires.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
January 18, 2008
What comedy there is fails to ignite and the romance is stillborn since we don't care who sleeps with whom or whether they do it in real life or the dream world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Smith
Film4
January 18, 2008
An all-star cast and Pegg's larger-than-life turn can't stop this offbeat yarn being a bit of a snooze.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Laura Bushell
BBC.com
January 18, 2008
Sadly not the stuff of dreams.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
January 18, 2008
Skimming through comedy, satire and cautionary tale, it's all somewhat vague - exasperatingly so when suggestive artiness seems to have been intended. Not as clever as it thinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
Kat Brown
Empire Magazine
January 18, 2008
Despite some wry humour, the miscast leads and sour tone are as out of place in this Woody Allen landscape as Gwyneth's silly wig.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
January 17, 2008
The Good Night toys with some interesting ideas but it never quite works, largely because none of the characters are particularly likeable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
November 2, 2007
The movie drags on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 31, 2007
Feature debut of Jake Platrow (brother of star Gwyneth Paltrow, who co-stars) is a disappointing meditation on the danger and seductiveness of dreams, a pale imitation of Woody Allen's edgier urban comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
October 27, 2007
Despite going in fully expecting and wanting to enjoy this movie, it instead left me vaguely depressed and highly disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 14, 2007
Daneizomenos stoiheia ap' ta opoia o Richard Linklater ehei bgalei olokliri tainia me to Waking Life (2001) kai tehnikes poy o Michel Gondry kserei akribos pos kai giati tis hrisimopoiei, o Paltrow honei mesa kai typiki kardia romantikis istorias, gia na
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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