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Don't Think Twice Reviews

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August 4, 2016
Paradoxically, "Don't Think Twice" feels both dramatically thin and overstuffed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 18, 2017
Don't Think Twice a funny film about very funny people, but finds areas in life that aren't funny and shows the impact that it can have on even the most unexpected people.
October 5, 2016
Its greatest achievement, though, is its refusal to let the viewer abide by the third rule of improv: don't think.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 12, 2016
A film that's at once as magnanimous and volatile as the art form it's celebrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 19, 2016
While Don't Think Twice depicts a certain world with incisive specificity, its themes of what success truly means are universal to anyone involved in the arts.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 5, 2016
Don't Think Twice portrays the distress of love as simply a distraction from Samantha's companions and their good work together - the rare achievement of a collective soul.
August 26, 2016
There's an honesty and urgency to the characters' plight that thoughtful viewers can't help recognize.
August 3, 2016
While Key's virtuosic comedic talent is fully on display, we also get one of our first looks at his dramatic chops, which are substantial.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 9, 2016
Don't Think Twice is about the creeping realization that you might not live up to that dreaded thing called potential or that the mythical big break might never come your way. It's also about learning to be okay with that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 21, 2016
Don't Think Twice isn't all envy and self-doubt; Birbiglia has also crafted a love letter to improv, capturing the tempestuous and unforgiving art form in a way that only an insider could.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 15, 2016
Comedy can surely be a barrel of laughs, but writer/director/star Mike Birbiglia wants the audience to look just a little closer and see the frowns behind the painted smiles.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
July 28, 2016
The film is a very specific representation of the comedy scene in New York, but ultimately, the performances, script and direction elevate it to a universal portrait of figuring out who you are.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 28, 2016
Don't Think Twice is a beautifully realized movie. Its use of familiar comedic faces lends the characters something of an autobiographical feel, even if it's entirely fictional.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.7/10
March 14, 2016
Don't Think Twice is a brisk, engaging watch. It's sweet, it's melancholy, and, perhaps most importantly, it's hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 22, 2016
So many films about the arts focus on the struggle of making it, but Don't Think Twice works within the struggle of letting go, of changing course instead of driving fruitlessly down an endless road.
March 14, 2016
Birbiglia has built his comedy brand on telling stories about himself, but in embracing improv's valuing the group over any individual, he's spun his most compelling yarn yet.
December 29, 2016
A deeply sincere and literate coming-of-age tale.
December 29, 2016
One of the funniest, warmest and best movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 5, 2016
A melancholic ode to comedic suffering.
September 16, 2016
It's just affable enough to survive a disastrous last 10 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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