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All Good Things Reviews

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Mack Rawden
CinemaBlend.com
March 23, 2015
The acting occasionally borders on great. The story itself is more than worthy. But none of that comes close to overcoming the misguided pacing and overall lack of depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013
It's not a glossy crime thriller, it's not a Freudian family study, it's not the tale of a doomed romance. It's a sloppy mishmash of all those things that adds up to nothing at all.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Ryan Gosling is sadly miscast as the villain in this poorly-written drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Top Critic
December 3, 2010
There's plenty of information on what (might have) happened, but not much thought given to why.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.2/10
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
December 22, 2010
The story is certainly scintillating. ... But Jarecki utilizes courtroom testimony to frame the narrative ... a gimmick that rings disingenuous in the final analysis.
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
January 5, 2011
...little more than 100 minutes of this-then-that storytelling that offers up a possible (even believable) explanation for its unsolved murder-mystery, but leaves the audience wholly unsatisfied with and unmoved by its conclusions.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 16, 2011
...a movie suspended between bold novelistic invention and journalistic reserve. Be it demerit or credit, Jarecki is no Truman Capote and All Good Things is no In Cold Blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
December 2, 2010
Although the movie posits a solution to an infamous missing person's case, it does so in a manner that is less than satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
December 9, 2010
The script draws insistently obvious psychological connections.
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
November 28, 2010
It takes more than a little ambiguity and amateur-hour psychoanalysis to make Gosling's cipher the basis of an engaging screen drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Levin
amNewYork
December 6, 2010
It devolves into a misshapen flop with no shape to the narrative and no larger truths to be gained.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 22, 2010
You never feel you can trust that Jarecki knows what he's doing, which becomes even more problematic when the movie asks us to believe its theory about an unsolved crime.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
December 9, 2010
Gosling is given the barest blueprint of a life gone terribly wrong and the actor struggles to make something out of nothing, though he does manage to give the older David an aura of weirdness that is downright creepy.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
November 28, 2010
[Offers] merely tantalizing speculation from afar rather than up-close-and-personal character and thematic insights.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
December 10, 2010
Quotidian, emotionless storytelling.
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
December 1, 2010
Things doesn't nail that riveting tone, or any tone for that matter. It grazes along a field of clichés and anemic confrontations, leaving David a bizarrely unchallenged enigma of a man.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 28, 2010
Andrew Jarecki makes the leap to narrative features with a false start.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
December 7, 2010
It's difficult, ultimately, to discern the point of the movie, other than to comment on how depressing and futile it all is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
November 30, 2010
The case-history script is ever on-message, but Jarecki ignores the little details that create a credible social reality.
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
December 9, 2010
All Good Things is a terrible miscalculation, one that should have been, given his history, glaringly obvious to its director. If this film had been made as a traditional documentary, this would likely be a very different review.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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