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Eugenia Williamson
Boston Phoenix
January 12, 2011
It provides little insight into the actor/writer/playwright/monologuist's life that Gray does not provide himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 10, 2010
Spalding Gray's new film, "And Everything Is Going Fine," is 89 minutes long. What a coincidence! That's exactly 89 more minutes of Spalding Gray than I can stand.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
December 9, 2010
Amalgam of clips (and nothing more) of the late comedic monologist Spalding Gray's performances, TV interview appearances and home movies is strictly for his fans.
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December 9, 2010
Soderbergh imposes a shape until the film begins to feel less like puzzle pieces in search of their place and more like one seamless picture: with this collage of the artist's past work, he's created an entirely new final monologue for Gray.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
January 1, 2011
Think of the film as Gray's final monologue.
| Original Score: 3/4
Simon Foster
March 9, 2011
A tangible emotional aspect and lovely quality of And Everything is Going Fine is that of a friend trying to understand the process that led to a loved-one's suicide.
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
December 7, 2010
Seen as his final monologue, the film is both an invaluable portfolio of his talent, and a tribute rendered in the style of its subject.
Chris Barsanti
December 23, 2010
touching, funny, tragic, heartening
| Original Score: 4/5
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Dan Kois
Washington Post
January 28, 2011
A brilliantly conceived documentary, one with uncommon respect for -- and understanding of -- its subject's life and art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
December 6, 2010
Weaving performance and interview clips into an autobiographical collage on behalf of storyteller Spalding Gray, Steven Soderbergh delivers a poignant eulogy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
August 21, 2012
It's all quite deeply moving, and if you remain untouched by the end credits, you have some self-examination of your own to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Bill Gibron
December 19, 2010 incomplete portrait, but...a thoroughly arresting one for sure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 17, 2010
Absorbing documentary on the career of actor, storyteller, and performance artist, Spalding Gray.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 3, 2011
What the director does best is move back and forth between funny stage deadly serious discussion of the stories's underpinnings...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 4, 2011
No stone is left unturned with the copious interviews assembled over the years interspersed with the one-man shows. This is a heart-felt documentary that needs to be seen.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 20, 2011
The late Spalding Gray is the subject of this conceptual documentary, which cleverly uses the actor-performer's own biographical monologues to tell his life story. It's so well-assembled that we really feel like we get to know him in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
December 9, 2010
Among other things, a tour de force of smart and sensitive editing.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
January 13, 2011
You're left with as rich a sense of this man as you would in a more typical work of nonfiction. But the film's deceptive, meticulous editing also reveals that Gray's odd ambition met a cultural moment in which it could take root and thrive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
December 8, 2010
You still leave hoping he ultimately found peace and enlightenment, two things he graciously gave to those of us who hung on his every word.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shawn Levy
February 3, 2011
An absorbing, entertaining, amusing and wrenching film in which Gray tells the story of his entire life in a cleverly edited string of clips from various performances and interviews filmed over nearly 40 years.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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