A Million Little Pieces Reviews

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December 27, 2019
The Taylor-Johnsons have made a well-meaning version of a story about addiction, but given what we know about James Frey, A Million Little Pieces doesn't feel like enough.
December 13, 2019
... hampered by its reliance on clichés about addiction and rehabilitation that squander a committed lead performance by Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
December 6, 2019
If you're a fan of the book it's worth seeing, but the memoir is, unfortunately, a product of its time that's hard to adapt
December 6, 2019
A petulant, boastful, and not very noteworthy variation of a story that plenty of films, documentary and fiction, have told before, but with more insight or panache.
December 6, 2019
Not to downplay the experience of battling addiction, but "A Million Little Pieces" feels bland because it goes over the typical scenes of bodily decay and temper tantrums without giving the narrative a truly human backstory.
December 6, 2019
An underwhelming addiction story that feels not just familiar, but more focused on the bad-boy swagger of its main character than his actual recovery.
December 5, 2019
Yet another ruin-and-rehab tale, one that initially tantalizes then flatly disappoints.
December 5, 2019
James' inner life and his experience is made up of a million little pieces, but in this flat film we get just one.
December 5, 2019
Adults-only rehab drama shocks but falls short on story.
December 4, 2019
Making a recovery movie is like making a boxing movie: The formula is so well established that the most viewers can hope for is a slight variation on a familiar theme.
December 3, 2019
Ironically, Frey's much-derided poetic license only serves, in this context, to make his story play just like everyone else's.
December 2, 2019
[The filmmakers are] bound to [its] shortcomings because the text's drama is born solely from James' fear while everyone [else] distracts from the redundancy of that truth.
November 29, 2019
While its well-founded intentions and creative intuitions are palpable, not even a tortuously acrobatic performance from Aaron Taylor-Johnson saves A Million Little Pieces from consistently sober storytelling.
November 25, 2019
A million little melodrama rehab cliches.
September 18, 2019
A sober portrait about rehabilitation that's more stimulating in the conversation of what it shows and leaves out. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 9, 2019
Excessively conventional. [Full review in Spanish]
September 3, 2019
It's nothing you haven't seen a hundred times before
September 2, 2019
This close character study in an extreme social setting shuns exploitation, but lacks compensatory power of its own.
September 2, 2019
When Billy Bob Thornton turns up as a gangster in a onesie, he's not the one overacting.
August 31, 2019
This one is acted with commitment and often beautifully shot (a crucial event is shown reflected in the polished surface of a bathtub), but adds little to what has gone before.
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