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Hello I Must Be Going Reviews

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Landon Palmer
Film School Rejects
June 2, 2014
...a sincerely personal take on its subject matter, opting for three-dimensional leads and earned pathos over quirky character traits, cynical humor, or an invasively stylized visual approach.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
November 3, 2012
Lynskey imbues the self-doubting Amy with such lightness that she manages to make neediness appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
November 1, 2012
A fine and funny film balanced perfectly between heartbreak and uplift, anchored by a rich, superlative turn from Melanie Lynskey.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2012
"Hello I Must Be Going" is at once an intriguing character study and a refreshingly offbeat romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 18, 2012
The movie's sharp-tongued and softhearted, a Sundance kind of film that mostly sidesteps generic Sundanceyness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emily S. Mendel
October 2, 2012
I'm of two minds about Hello I Must Be Going. It's a slow-paced movie, and at times, too slow ... Yet the fine actors, especially the emotive-faced Melanie Lynskey and the restrained Blythe Danner, elevate the film well beyond its story line.
Todd Jorgenson
September 28, 2012
Sharp writing and solid performances elevate this modest low-budget romance.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
September 28, 2012
The film is worth seeing for the performances, but the drama is a nonstarter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 27, 2012
Sharp enough to point out some compelling issues without pretending that it has all the answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
September 26, 2012
It's harmless, and there's really nothing outright awful about the movie, it just could have been so much better if the filmmakers thought outside of the Sundance box for this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 26, 2012
It has plenty of little moments for a great actress to shine. It's just not very deep, or particularly fresh.
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
September 21, 2012
Sarah Koskoff's screenplay is flagrantly duplicitous, introducing the heroine as a self-pitying sloth, then trying to pass her off as likable by making nearly all the other characters drips, snobs, or unfeeling scolds.
Shawn Levy
September 21, 2012
The script's contrivances and the director's lax handling aren't enough to hold you.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
September 21, 2012
Succeeds almost entirely on the strength of Melanie Lynskey's heartfelt and humorous performance in the lead role.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
September 20, 2012
Sarah Koskoff's play-it-safe script and Louiso's heavy-handed direction combine to kill the potential of "Hello I Must Be Going."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
September 20, 2012
Lynskey lets us see, from deep within Amy's fog, an instinctual desire to please, and a sense of innocent wonderment at how she could possibly have gotten into such a mess.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Pais
September 20, 2012
Familiar messes that are somewhat too easily cleaned up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 20, 2012
Much credit goes here to Christopher Abbott, whose persuasive performance bridges the gap. He's like a living embodiment of the cliche, "I love you enough for the both of us."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
September 14, 2012
[Lynskey] woefully underrated as an actress, for her work in Hello I Must Be Going is subtle and tender.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.6/10
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 13, 2012
A funny, well-written, involving and emotionally honest tale.
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