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All Is Bright Reviews

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 8, 2015
"All Is Bright" is reminiscent of those utterly forgettable Canadian movies bankrolled on the government dime in the name of cultural preservation.
Clayton Davis
September 14, 2014
Phil Morrison's direction and choices aren't as bold or as inventive as his styles in Junebug. The story doesn't lend itself to those traits that made him a quiet sensation in the mid-2000s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 4, 2014
An amoral dark comedy set during the Christmas season.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Eric Melin
November 22, 2013
Morrison films this redemptive story - which has some hard-to-swallow moments - with a dusty gray palette that suits its characters and masquerades the story's more obvious sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Sawin
November 19, 2013
"All is Bright is nothing more than empty threats and bottomless desires haphazardly thrown together around a more interesting event that you never get to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeff Beck
November 18, 2013
Overall, it's truly as exciting as you'd think watching two people sell Christmas trees would be, even if those two people are Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 17, 2013
This is of the "nice" variety of movies and makes for an off beat Christmas flick.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 16, 2013
a dark comedy that's not often funny, but this quirky character piece has real heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Sarah Mankoff
Film Comment Magazine
November 4, 2013
There's the backbone of a better film here, it just needs some ornaments.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 20, 2013
a relatively lackluster dark comedy that is elevated several notches by Giamatti's cantankerous presence
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 14, 2013
The entire enterprise feels as phony as a fake Yule tree
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J. Hoberman
October 7, 2013
You might think you can see where Almost Christmas is heading but it never quite loses its acerbic edge or goes emotionally blooey.
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Ronnie Scheib
October 7, 2013
This engaging if somewhat underwhelming tale of unlikely redemption builds a funny-sad web of intersecting interactions around its strong central perfs.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
October 7, 2013
The film is happy to observe wryly as boredom and failure threaten to overwhelm the men.
Caryn James
James on screenS
October 7, 2013
All is Bright is unsugary, a small out-of-season miracle.
Alonso Duralde
Linoleum Knife
October 6, 2013
For people who like their Christmas movies set under slate-grey skies.
Todd Jorgenson
October 6, 2013
It's certainly missing some holiday cheer.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 4, 2013
The film has an accomplished mood of cantankerous despair, but it's still little more than downbeat fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Steven Boone
October 4, 2013
I wish I could give four stars to Giamatti's big, sad eyes and outrageous Civil War beard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 4, 2013
Oddly touching Christmas tale about ex-con, jilted love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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