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Everything Must Go Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A gratifying story with a quietly powerful performance from funnyman Will Ferrell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
Has a similar problem to its protagonist: It just sort of sits there.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered
March 13, 2013
Good performances by Ferrell and Wallace and fantastic cinematography make Everything Must Go an enjoyable watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 11, 2013
The best movie Will Ferrell ever made
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Dequina
February 4, 2012
Gentle understatement that stealthily but surely gets under the skin and touches the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Simon Gallagher
What Culture
January 2, 2012
Everything Must Go is a pleasantly engaging, entertaining human portrait - a journey that doesn't physically stray very far, but which treads a million metaphorical miles within its main character as he attempts to go from broken man to redeemed man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire
October 21, 2011
For a film that preaches giving it all away, Everything Must Go could have done with being a little more bold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
October 16, 2011
Cue self pity, followed by despair, followed by resignation, hope and redemption...Screenwriter/director Dan Rush...opts for this standard redemption arc.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
October 16, 2011
I found this a delicately observed, satisfying movie and greatly enjoyed it.
October 16, 2011
Ferrell is far more impressive in a straighter role ... as he controls his own brand of zaniness and channels it as bittersweet irony and humour into ordinary events.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
October 14, 2011
The laughs are gentle, Nick is a pleasingly ambiguous character and the anti-materialism message is admirable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
October 14, 2011
A well-controlled film with a portrait at its centre that is astonishingly complete.
| Original Score: 4/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
October 13, 2011
It may stray into a few redundant subplots along the way but Everything Must Go succeeds as a plaintive portrait of a man cast adrift from all the past certainties of his life.
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
October 13, 2011
Too insubstantial to be a full-length feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
October 13, 2011
A pleasing, satisfying chamber-piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Oliver Good
Little White Lies
October 13, 2011
Like a bad date; it's attractive, clever, but lacks a sense of humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Miraudo
September 26, 2011
It can't escape the crippling clichés of similar films that have come before it, and there are far too many Cameron Crowe-ian platitudes littered throughout the screenplay to remind us that we are indeed watching a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
August 10, 2011
Everything here's too indie-sanitized to even be properly sad. It certainly isn't funny.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
The individual performances are solid and Ferrell clearly has dramatic chops. Somehow, though, it turns out to be less than the sum of its parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
July 5, 2011
Will Ferrell isn't stunt casting--his size and deadpan are essential to the character.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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