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January 27, 2009
It's all quite tough going, but the actors make it difficult to look away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2004
On the surface, a dreary, knuckles-down tale of a working class London family.
Read More | Original Score: B+
May 28, 2003
Mike Leigh goes spelunking in search of the English soul, finds gold.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 26, 2003
All Or Nothing may seem depressing, but in fact uplifts us.
February 27, 2003
Grim but really good.
Full Review| Original Score: A
February 2, 2003
There's an extended scene (the film's penultimate one) in the family's apartment with a level of verisimilitude that I doubt I'll ever forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 31, 2003
There's no denying the downbeat nature of All or Nothing -- it's not a frivolous night at the movies. But the story of Phil and Penny wins you with its heart.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
January 17, 2003
For close to two hours the audience is forced to endure three terminally depressed, mostly inarticulate, hyper dysfunctional families for the price of one.
January 16, 2003
...a somber film, almost completely unrelieved by any comedy beyond the wistful everyday ironies of the working poor.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A-
January 7, 2003
Leigh and his actors succeed in making these characters human and sympathetic and, thus, all the more profoundly sad.
December 19, 2002
[An] observant film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 17, 2002
Dreary tale of middle-class angst
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 16, 2002
As well-acted and well-intentioned as All or Nothing is, however, the film comes perilously close to being too bleak, too pessimistic and too unflinching for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 16, 2002
Some of the events are unpleasant, but we are glad to accompany these people, who seem like our friends, through them.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 8, 2002
Mike Leigh populates his movie with a wonderful ensemble cast of characters that bring the routine day to day struggles of the working class to life
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 8, 2002
Brilliantly observed examination of modern relationships and interaction.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 6, 2002
It's a wonderful, sobering, heart-felt drama.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 5, 2002
An unsentimental, but nevertheless touching and sincere, reflection on the meaning of family and the fragility of love.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 5, 2002
With Spall's marvelously sheepish performance setting the example, every second of every interaction in All or Nothing feels correct, honest and true.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 5, 2002
The characters do nothing but smoke, eat, argue, drink, argue, fight some more, and drive around. Leigh may have intended to portray tedious lifestyles here, but he doesn't go anywhere with them.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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