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The Good Night Reviews

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Tom Beer
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
January 18, 2008
Skimming through comedy, satire and cautionary tale, it's all somewhat vague - exasperatingly so when suggestive artiness seems to have been intended. Not as clever as it thinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
October 6, 2007
The tone is all over the place.
| Original Score: c+
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 5, 2007
The sort of movie you forget even as you're watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
October 5, 2007
As thin and wispy as a dream you can't quite remember in the morning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 5, 2007
The comedy of male midlife angst dates back at least to The Seven-Year Itch, when it was sweet and innocent. Each time it is recycled, it gets more sour and joyless.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
October 4, 2007
The Good Night has flashes of bookish wit, but never quite recovers from the metronomic monotony of its first half.
| Original Score: 2/4
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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-
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
October 2, 2007
Director Jake Paltrow's feature debut has all the hallmarks of an earnest young man's feature debut, and while that is not necessarily a bad thing, I can only imagine that it fit Sundance like a fingerless glove when it had its premiere there.
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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.
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Justin Chang
Variety
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.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 27, 2007
There is a fine idea for a romantic comedy in Jake Paltrow's The Good Night but the writer-director, in his debut feature, never develops it much beyond the idea stage.