A Million Little Pieces Reviews

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August 31, 2019
It's tough to watch, which of course is no criticism; done properly, films like this always are. But it suffers unnecessarily from a dearth of characterisation.
August 30, 2019
Despite some great directorial flourishes and performances, the film does addiction a disservice.
August 30, 2019
It falls very much into cliché and artifice.
August 30, 2019
for the greatest stretch this is dull slog
August 30, 2019
The result is disappointingly dull, the equivalent of buying sham weed. You wait for something to happen, but ... nothing.
August 30, 2019
The director's take is straight, and earnest in tone, but the film is inevitably undone by [James] Frey's own fabrications.
August 29, 2019
A Million Little Pieces is an artistic and visually pleasing portrayal of the recovery process, but what it fails to do is tell the story of the man going through it.
August 28, 2019
An opening title card coyly quotes Mark Twain: "I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened." As the credits roll two fanciful hours later, you will know the feeling.
August 28, 2019
It's well-intentioned and pretty, but not much else. Occasional stylistic flourish aside, it offers nothing we haven't seen before, buckling under the weight of its own conservatism.
August 28, 2019
It plays out this maudlin story with the straightest bat possible, and the surprises are dangerously thin on the ground.
August 15, 2019
Played gruellingly straight and unadventurous, it marinades in the miseries of recovery; a warts-and-all memoir without the 'and all' part.
September 17, 2018
A Million Little Pieces is its treatment of addiction as an obstacle to be overcome, instead of a condition to managed throughout life. Issues as complex as this have little need for such reductive, simplistic narratives.
September 12, 2018
Who is this movie for? Beyond the couple who made it, I have no idea.
September 11, 2018
An adaptation that's little more than a watered-down version of a story that's already lost so much of its original consistency.
September 11, 2018
It's full of showpiece scenes of nihilistic acting out, but it's not full of scenes that reveal human character in an interesting way.
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