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All Is Bright Reviews

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November 4, 2013
There's the backbone of a better film here, it just needs some ornaments.
April 22, 2013
Impassively paced, lacking a forward narrative engine and nowhere near as fun or comical as it should be, the picture even lacks dynamic chemistry between the otherwise usually effervescent Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
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
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.
April 22, 2013
I almost recommend seeing "Almost Christmas."
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 1, 2013
You laugh neither with nor at these people -- you just hang on and hope their depression doesn't bring you down with them.
October 1, 2013
A holiday tale that sabotages its seriousness with humor that's both dire and out of place.
October 3, 2013
It's difficult to be a Grinch about such a harmless endeavor, yet without a pulse, the movie can't offer a beating heart.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
October 3, 2013
This strangely dark comedy is a wistful, joyless, forgettable interlude.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
October 4, 2013
Worth enduring only for a rare lead performance by Paul Giamatti, whose expert delineation of rage and frustration lends form to Morrison's otherwise shapeless script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 22, 2013
The film remains engaging, for the most part, but most of the big narrative turns feel both predictable and forced, and at odds with the natural charms of the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 3, 2013
Giamatti merely offers another variation on the irascible persona he's been cultivating since Sideways, while Rudd is ultimately defeated by his character's shapelessness.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 6, 2013
It's certainly missing some holiday cheer.
September 16, 2013
A film that veers between caustic comedy, melodrama, and heartstring-tugging, without finding the spark of sympathy that would hold the film together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
October 1, 2013
The cinematic equivalent of a half-baked fruitcake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 2, 2013
Has it's moments, and Giamatti & Rudd are always worth watching. Overall though, it's uneven and draggy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 2, 2013
Does anybody connected with this cinematic Valium know what they're supposed to be doing? The alleged "comedy" is too lame to make you laugh, and the poignancy is nonexistent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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