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All Good Things Reviews

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
March 23, 2015
The film is so busy working hard to convict one rather shady character, it never convinces us of its own reason to exist.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 31, 2011
There's a fascinating story here for a bolder filmmaker, but after so much meandering it's a relief that All Good Things must come to an end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 20, 2011
Jarecki knows how to make scenes of boisterous family reunions and quiet moments between lovers engaging: He fares less well, though, when the story takes a dark turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
January 3, 2011
Director Andrew Jarecki, who made his name with the documentary Capturing the Friedmans, is less successful at limning family dysfunctionality in the fictional mode.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
January 3, 2011
It also feels like one man's attempt to try another in the court of cinema, or perhaps correct the course of justice itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 30, 2010
The unsolved crime turns out to be less mysterious than the mind of the killer, nervily portrayed by Gosling as not evil but unaccountably empty.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 23, 2010
Kirsten Dunst is so good here as a woman at a loss to understand who her husband really is, and what the true nature of his family involves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 22, 2010
"All Good Things" has the eerie power of a nightmare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 22, 2010
As excellent as Gosling is - and the actor conveys the stillness of the man as well as the voices screaming in his head - Dunst matches him stride for stride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 17, 2010
It's a strange, thrilling tale begrimed by bad memories, by bad deeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 16, 2010
Dunst is not the only person doing quality work in "All Good Things," but she is the only one worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
December 16, 2010
You watch it wanting to scurry off to read accounts of the real thing, rather than being caught up in the filmmaking.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
December 10, 2010
As absorbing and detailed as "All Good Things" is, it never manages to levitate beyond tawdry movie-of-the-week voyeurism.
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.
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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.
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
December 6, 2010
A soap opera that stands at a distance from its characters (that distance being the length of a lawyer's briefcase)
Full Review | Original Score: C
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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
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
December 3, 2010
It's a pretty picture or would be if the ominous music and camera position didn't seem directed at the man portentously lurking in the background.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 3, 2010
Jarecki, the wealthy co-founder of Moviefone who directed the acclaimed documentary "Capturing the Friedmans," here presents another memorable portrait of a dysfunctional family over three decades.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
December 3, 2010
The film ends up wrestling itself into a corner, though it's saved by a corrosive central performance from Ryan Gosling and a disconcertingly hypnotic feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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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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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
December 2, 2010
All Good Things throws so many narrative balls in the air that you may struggle to catch up. It's worth the effort. Jarecki is a master of the telling detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
December 2, 2010
Proves disappointingly timid.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Justin Chang
Variety
December 1, 2010
This feverishly creepy but dramatically miscalculated picture reps an unhappy marriage of murky psychodrama and dubious theorizing.
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
December 1, 2010
What we have here is a somewhat higher grade of a Lifetime true-crime picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
December 1, 2010
You go away slack-jawed with shock and sated with the chilling bedtime-story elements of a great unsolved mystery novel you can't put down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Fear
Time Out
December 1, 2010
It's a juicy story, though that doesn't excuse Jarecki from fixating above all else on the tabloid-ready twists and pop-psychological turns of Durst's story.
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.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 30, 2010
All Good Things is thoroughly engrossing, a roman a clef that chillingly ponders a puzzle and suggests solutions outlandish enough to be stranger than anything Hollywood, on its own, could make up.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
November 29, 2010
An unsettling psychological thriller centered on three riveting performances.
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David Denby
New Yorker
November 29, 2010
The movie never jells.