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The Good Night Reviews

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Top Critic
Tom Beer
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 13, 2008
Flawed, but with enough interest to suggest Jake Paltrow may be one to keep an eye out for in future.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 12, 2008
...a low-key yet consistently engaging effort...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
March 11, 2008
The Good Night is a superlative feature film from Jake Paltrow; a fulfilling buffet of aches and pains from the discontented, poured into an amusing, uneasy comedic fantasy that barely misses a step.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
February 3, 2008
Writer-director Jake Paltrow's (yes, brother of Gwennie) debut feature is exquisitely romantic, painful, and riotous; everyone's lonely and going about it wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
January 18, 2008
What comedy there is fails to ignite and the romance is stillborn since we don't care who sleeps with whom or whether they do it in real life or the dream world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
November 24, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
October 5, 2007
A buddy rom-com featuring Martin Freeman and Simon Pegg owes its success to on-screen chemistry but fails to shake the foundations of the silver screen.
| Original Score: 7/10
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
October 3, 2007
The Good Night doesn't quite comfortably synthesize all the notions writer-director Jake Paltrow wants to play with in his feature debut. But the filmmaker's got good taste -- and luck -- in casting.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jordan Hiller
October 2, 2007
With The Good Night, like any worthwhile dream, you may not be able to fully appreciate the experience, but after you wake up, you vaguely sense that you accomplished something while being out
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
October 1, 2007
The Good Night takes familiar (embarrassingly familiar) male-angst material and makes it go loop-de-loop, so that the jokes hit you from behind and underneath while the bleakness smacks you in the face.
Kim Voynar
January 30, 2007
Jake Paltrow's script is clever, though, and the ideas he's trying to explore are interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Justin Chang
January 27, 2007
Jake Paltrow's first feature delves assuredly into the mind of a lost soul who literally encounters the woman of his dreams.
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
February 4, 2015
[A] witless whimsy.
Prairie Miller
March 30, 2008
This sleepyhead Prince Charming is in for a rude awakening when the choosy, chain smoking Anna, actual female that she is, finds him an annoying loser, and at best undesirable. Au revoir, unconditional love. Someone wake me when it's over.
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
January 18, 2008
If the hero has trouble dozing off, that's not a problem which will affect many viewers of this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin Harley
Total Film
January 18, 2008
As a comedy of male delusion, Night seems to shrink from its flimsy dramatic subtexts; as a probing of dream and reality in love, its pretensions to depth suggest a neutered comedic courage: Woody Allen-lite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
January 18, 2008
Such a big grey blanket of misery it should have been called "Eternal Cloud Cover".
Peter Bradshaw
January 18, 2008
A mish-mash of secondhand ideas, with some real misfires.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Smith
January 18, 2008
An all-star cast and Pegg's larger-than-life turn can't stop this offbeat yarn being a bit of a snooze.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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