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Everybody's Fine Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Simon Foster
October 6, 2010
66 year-old Robert De Niro accomplishes what may be his bravest role of the last two decades by simply choosing to play a real old man in Kirk Jones? Everybody?s Fine.
Michael Dequina
May 16, 2010
What makes the unabashedly sentimental package work a lot better than it should is Robert De Niro.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 11, 2010
...an unapologetically sentimental drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 25, 2010
A recently widowed retiree embarks on a cross-country journey to visit each of his children, expecting to find them as happy and successful as their stories painted them.
Peter Bradshaw
February 26, 2010
A refreshingly open, untricksy performance from De Niro, and very possibly the harbinger of an excellent late period for him as an actor. As for the film, well "fine" is what can reasonably be said.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)
February 26, 2010
Its essential niceness should not be discounted; niceness is a rare commodity in films today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rosamund Witcher
Heat Magazine
February 26, 2010
Despite the title, nobody in this film is fine. But, if youâ(TM)re in the mood for a well-acted drama that will strum obstinately at those heartstrings, youâ(TM)ve got it.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
February 26, 2010
Robert De Niro's latest would-be weepy, Everybody's Fine, may remind you of About Schmidt's less-interesting brother. In fact, the title says it all - it's neither good nor bad, just deeply OK.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
February 26, 2010
Everybody's Fine is unavoidably sentimental. Writer/director Kirk Jones is not ashamed to tug at the heartstrings but he also invests the film with enough truth and insight to elevate it beyond a crass weepy.
Matthew Turner
February 26, 2010
A beautifully shot drama that's worth seeing for the performances, but it never quite delivers the required emotional punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
February 26, 2010
Mushier than a half-chewed rusk. And while that doesn't necessarily make it a bad movie, it DOES make it a syrupy one - with enough hugging and learning to triple your cholesterol during the 100-minute run-time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Grant Lauchlan
Daily Record (UK)
February 26, 2010
De Niro steals the show with a subtle, charismatic and moving performance.

Birmingham Post
February 26, 2010
The moments of comedy - and the childhood flashbacks - are beautifully crafted. With 66-year-old De Niro giving one of his most subtle performances for years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Deigman
Fan The Fire
February 26, 2010
If DeNiro was the John Wayne of New Hollywood, then this is his The Quiet Man.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
February 1, 2010
Your stage in life will likely determine your ability to see the truth and subtle power in this gentle and worthwhile film though its certainly not a seasonal spirit lifter.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 8, 2010
This bittersweet family road film about a man trying to forge new connections to his children and grandchildren is powered by a strong Robert De Niro performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
December 20, 2009
Not a reinvention of the wheel, but this sensitively told remake of Giuseppe Tornatore's same-named 1991 Italian film slots in respectably as the holiday season's obligatory commercial drama of familial reconciliation.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
December 13, 2009
De Niro returns from the cinematic wilderness in "Everybody's Fine."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 12, 2009
A bittersweet story of family loss and lies by omission, 'Everybody's Fine' isn't so much a laugh fest as a dramedy.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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