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All Is Bright Reviews

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.
October 7, 2013
The film is happy to observe wryly as boredom and failure threaten to overwhelm the men.
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
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
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
October 4, 2013
"All Is Bright" isn't - and was never meant to be - a major cinematic gift to audiences. But as a little stocking stuffer, and nostalgic recollection of how movies used to be, it often has its own small and quite welcome delights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 3, 2013
In its own strange way, "All Is Bright" pulls you in even as it frustrates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 3, 2013
With its affection for downscale characters who dart in and out of the men's lives, "All Is Bright" has an openheartedness reminiscent of a Preston Sturges film.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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 2, 2013
[Its] flaws pretty much disappear against the powerful and pervasive mood of working-class sadness, and the sense that the holiday season for grown-ups is almost always about loss and sacrifice.
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
October 1, 2013
The cinematic equivalent of a half-baked fruitcake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 1, 2013
A holiday tale that sabotages its seriousness with humor that's both dire and out of place.
April 22, 2013
I almost recommend seeing "Almost Christmas."
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10