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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
August 18, 2017
Mostly, it's like a lo-fi cover of Morrissey's "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful." Kind of whiny, kind of mean, and kind of true.
November 4, 2017
While it's equal parts funny, poignant and trenchant, the film mostly acts as a pulpit for Birbiglia to vent his frustrations pointedly at the person who eclipsed his career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 19, 2017
If you are a fan of improv comedy, Don't Think Twice is a movie that was made for you.
October 17, 2017
Don't Think Twice actually shows Birbiglia to be in the mold of Robert Altman, a naturalistic filmmaker sympathetic enough to show even the "bad" characters in a good light and caustic enough to tarnish the supposed heroes.
September 12, 2017
Don't Think Twice has comedy as its subject, but it is a far more dramatic and perplexing affair than a comic one.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 28, 2017
The film is not a grand exercise in maturation but in reality.
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 1, 2017
Altogether, [Don't Think Twice] makes for a full-blooded study of performing and one of the most honest, most love-filled films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 25, 2016
It's the truth and commitment of this film that really got to me. It may get to you, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
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