All or Nothing Reviews

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December 8, 2002
Brilliantly observed examination of modern relationships and interaction.
December 8, 2002
December 6, 2002
It's a wonderful, sobering, heart-felt drama.
December 5, 2002
An unsentimental, but nevertheless touching and sincere, reflection on the meaning of family and the fragility of love.
December 5, 2002
With Spall's marvelously sheepish performance setting the example, every second of every interaction in All or Nothing feels correct, honest and true.
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 23, 2002
Not cheery, nor for all tastes, but it is extremely well done.
November 22, 2002
Reality is always Leigh's strong suit, and this movie brims with it.
November 21, 2002
Leigh's film is full of memorable performances from top to bottom.
November 19, 2002
November 19, 2002
This is an elegantly balanced movie -- every member of the ensemble has something fascinating to do -- that doesn't reveal even a hint of artifice.
November 15, 2002
Quintessential Leigh: an exquisitely acted, carefully observed, emotionally powerful and somewhat shapeless film that imparts a sensation of eavesdropping on neighbors whose lives are more troubled -- and, of course, interesting -- than your own.
November 15, 2002
The film feels uncomfortably real, its language and locations bearing the unmistakable stamp of authority.
November 15, 2002
Leigh makes these lives count. And he allows a gawky actor like Spall -- who could too easily become comic relief in any other film -- to reveal his impressively delicate range.
November 14, 2002
Mike Leigh is back to making the kinds of deeply character-driven movies he makes best
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 8, 2002
It's a challenging film, one that rewards the committed filmgoer.
November 8, 2002
It is almost impossible to sludge through this tiny morality tale and not recognize bad habits, small and familiar, that we all share -- and also take for granted.
November 8, 2002
This isn't a feel-good kind of movie, but the ensemble cast is exceptional - everything about them says 'hard life'.
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