Smashed Reviews

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December 14, 2012
A film that's good on general atmosphere, totally sincere and not too sentimental.
December 13, 2012
Mary Elizabeth Winstead is the essential cog in James Ponsoldt's insightful drama.
December 13, 2012
Winstead gives a very good performance: muddled, scared, but courageous.
December 7, 2012
There will never be another Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor, but Hollywood may have found a new Lee Remick in Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
November 16, 2012
Winstead and Paul make their characters feel like flesh and blood, not stereotypical Lost Weekenders. Their love is as real as their future is shaky. And that's the film's great tragedy.
November 8, 2012
The camera work is handheld and jittery, reflecting Kate's often wobbly state of mind, and the character's decidedly nonglam wardrobe, minimal makeup and charm-free home feel honest and right.
November 1, 2012
Winstead, a relative newcomer, handily carries this slender film.
October 26, 2012
It's an addiction-and-recovery movie without the usual side-effect of wallowing melodrama.
October 25, 2012
Winstead is an inarguably warm actor. She's just not doing the sort of work that transcends the movie's shortcomings.
October 25, 2012
Smashed belongs to Winstead.
October 25, 2012
As disappointingly predictable as the final chapters are, nothing can diminish Winstead's outstanding performance as Kate.
October 19, 2012
Winstead is terrific as a young woman scared into sobriety, only to discover telling people the truth is much harder than lying and hiding her addiction.
October 19, 2012
"Smashed" never really rises much above the level of a dramatic public service announcement.
October 18, 2012
The act of going out there as an unknown and coming back a star is the time-honored showbiz fantasy, and if there's any justice that's about to come true for Mary Elizabeth Winstead on the basis of "Smashed."
October 18, 2012
Winstead is very good in "Smashed," though she's saddled with a merely adequate co-starring performance.
October 18, 2012
It's familiar stuff, but at least it takes addiction and recovery seriously; the depiction of Alcoholics Anonymous feels particularly heartfelt.
October 18, 2012
This is a serious movie about drinking but not a depressing one.
October 12, 2012
The movie has some powerful moments, but it's mostly superficial.
October 12, 2012
Winstead has an alert charm and curious eyes and, 30 years ago, might have been one of that decade's glorious gang of Smart Brunettes - Karen Allen, Debra Winger, Brooke Adams.
October 12, 2012
While Smashed documents both the crazy highs and the terrifying lows of addiction, the story is primarily about commitment.
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