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Answers to Nothing Reviews

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
December 9, 2011
Nearly a dozen random themes and characters have been Scotch-taped together into a single mess.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
December 4, 2011
An apt title that sadly recalls lesser ensemble pieces like "Playing by Heart," while wanting to be "Grand Canyon."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
December 2, 2011
Any movie that calls itself Answers to Nothing ought to be 100 percent sure it's about something.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 2, 2011
It begins with Dane Cook procuring sperm to impregnate his desperate wife with a little help from his mistress - and goes steadily downhill from there.
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
December 1, 2011
There's a lack of real conclusiveness to many of the film's characters and situations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
December 1, 2011
Some fine performances and an embrace of understatement make Matthew Leutwyler's oddly titled "Answers to Nothing" a respectable entry in the multiple-stories-that-interlock genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 1, 2011
The trick for a movie with this many loosely connected people is to find the magic or tragedy or thought that arranges them into some kind of galaxy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
December 1, 2011
Even in the best ensembles, there's always a weak character, someone we're relieved to get away from so that we can get back to the people who interest us. Here, we can't wait to get away from pretty much all of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
December 1, 2011
Answers To Nothing's thinly drawn characters orbit one another like fading satellites until their stories intersect and overlap in arbitrary ways.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 1, 2011
The connections seem less immediate and significant, and so the movie sometimes seems based on a group of separate short stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Fear
Time Out
November 29, 2011
The title is an understatement.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
November 29, 2011
The most embarrassing project on co-star Barbara Hershey's resume.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
November 29, 2011
This somber drama is well crafted and watchable but lacks the distinctive story content, style and standout performances to become more than a serviceable reboot of familiar ideas.