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In a World... Reviews

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September 6, 2017
The outline of the film shows a lot of potential for [Lake] Bell's future directorial projects, and ability to bring out the authenticity in her characters and cast, but the execution leaves much to be desired.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 11, 2013
Disappointingly less than the sum of its parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 8, 2013
It's rare to complain that a movie has too many ideas, but it feels as though Bell took every last notecard off of her bulletin board and crammed them into a single screenplay.
January 30, 2013
would be better classified as a pilot for a sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
January 29, 2013
Bell's film wants to tell the tale of Hollywood and its vocally-gifted minions picking up the mantle for a new era, but shockingly buries its own lead until it practically becomes an ironic parody of itself.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 12, 2013
There's a difference between paying your dues and self-abasement, but you wouldn't know it from this overstuffed and joyless film.
August 6, 2013
With so many ideas to work with, why does Bell infantilize her elsewhere-confident main character as yet another disheveled woman-child?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2013
You can almost see the plot points being shuffled around like index cards as the movie unreels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 22, 2013
A good deal smarter than most big-budget romantic comedies, but its shrillness makes it less pleasurable than it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 12, 2013
"In a World . . . " shows that a clever idea and an engaging protagonist do not a movie make.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 9, 2017
What a pleasant surprise.
October 5, 2016
For all its laughs, In A World... isn't short on messages or touching moments.
February 9, 2014
It will gently settle into the undistinguished ranks of history's perfectly okay works of art. I won't sing it's praises, but I don't regret watching it either.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 31, 2013
Although In a World... won Bell a screenwriting award at the Sundance Film Festival, what's more compelling is how well this low-key comedy exhibits her charms as an actress.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2013
Bell resourcefully uses 'In a World ...' to showcase her vast comedic talents, mixing bits of humor, romance and smoldering sexuality with an enormously appealing amount of self-deprecation.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 18, 2013
In a world...where female writers are scarce and female writer/directors even more so, Lake Bell has done both with panache in her feature debut, In A World...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 17, 2017
In a World... is far from perfect and doesn't quite have the laser-focus of a more seasoned writer and director, but even the most awkward and fumbling moments of the film are a joy to watch and experience.
September 19, 2013
In a World... is thankfully more endearing hangout movie than erratic sitcom, and it shows significant promise for future endeavours from its helmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 5, 2013
In A World... is a brilliant first feature from writer/director Lake Bell, proving her talents go far beyond just being a hilarious sidekick to the stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 22, 2013
It is a refreshing and unique film that marks the longtime romantic comedy side player as not only a leading lady but an impressive writing talent with a considerable future.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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