All or Nothing Reviews

December 6, 2005
January 17, 2003
For close to two hours the audience is forced to endure three terminally depressed, mostly inarticulate, hyper dysfunctional families for the price of one.
December 17, 2002
Dreary tale of middle-class angst
December 8, 2002
December 5, 2002
The characters do nothing but smoke, eat, argue, drink, argue, fight some more, and drive around. Leigh may have intended to portray tedious lifestyles here, but he doesn't go anywhere with them.
November 13, 2002
In comparison to his earlier films it seems a disappointingly thin slice of lower-class London life; despite the title...amounts to surprisingly little.
November 8, 2002
A long, dull procession of despair, set to cello music culled from a minimalist funeral.
November 1, 2002
Leigh's sympathy for the working poor is unmistakable and unassailable, but the tragic grandeur with which he imbues their pain hovers dangerously close to condescension.
November 1, 2002
The effort features solid performances but also an omnipresent and gloomy realism that's likely to wear down and depress many viewers.
November 1, 2002
Grueling, heavy-handed, and surprisingly insight-free.
October 31, 2002
These characters are beyond hope -- and caring about.
October 30, 2002
October 24, 2002
A tough go, but Leigh's depth and rigor, and his skill at inspiring accomplished portrayals that are all the more impressive for their lack of showiness, offsets to a notable degree the film's often-mined and despairing milieu.
October 24, 2002
Mostly the movie's just a cascade of depressing moments.
October 23, 2002
Fancy a real downer? [Leigh] lays it on so thick this time that it feels like a suicide race.
October 22, 2002
Leigh uses a somber cello-rich score to infuse this quotidian suffering with a mystical edge and high-culture gloss -- and yet, thanks to the generally enthusiastic performing, the movie borders on farce.
October 22, 2002
Lazy, miserable and smug. This is one of the biggest disappointments of the year.