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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
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
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.
Peter Bradshaw
October 13, 2011
A pleasing, satisfying chamber-piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 29, 2011
Everything Must Go is an intimate and engaging affair, anchored by a fine performance from Ferrell in a role that required a surfeit of subtleties.
Marcy Dermansky
June 10, 2011
Everything Must Go is a fine film on it's own, though the resolution, a happy ending of sorts, is far too clean and tidy considering its inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
May 31, 2011
Ferrell steps more fully and confidently into dramatic terrain with a performance that reveals heretofore unplumbed depths
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
May 27, 2011
{A} triumphant performance that promises much range from what seemed a one-burner hot plate of an actor.
| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
May 23, 2011
This low-key dramedy paints a cinematic portrait of self-destruction with, perhaps, a hopeful glimmer of redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
May 20, 2011
Will Ferrell shows that he could have a career beyond stupid comedy..It's nice to see Ferrell stretching himself. Time for more of that career yoga, Will.
Dave White
May 20, 2011
It's a nice change-up to see Will Ferrell starring in a straightforward drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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