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Why Stop Now? Reviews

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 6, 2012
First-time directors Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner can't find a coherent emotional tone, and the actors' energetic contortions can't keep the sinking story afloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 17, 2012
Drug abuse stories are to Hollywood what babies are to mothers: fascinating to the talkers, not so interesting for their audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
August 16, 2012
Feels trapped in the limbo between comedy and drama where many indies gamely venture, but from which few emerge with any resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 16, 2012
As "Why Stop Now?" gathers momentum, the increasingly uneasy sensation it produces is not unlike that of being in the back seat of a speeding car whose drunken driver refuses to give up the wheel.
| Original Score: 2/5
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August 16, 2012
Why Stop Now refuses to keep faith with its characters, to carry them as far as they can go without tying them up in a neat bow of redemption.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
August 16, 2012
This comic drama tries too hard to serve up a slice of manic life, but Eisenberg, along with Tracy Morgan and Isiah Whitlock Jr. as the affable druggies, provides some spark.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
August 16, 2012
Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, and Tracy Morgan make an unlikely but entertaining trio in this frantic shaggy-dog story.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
August 16, 2012
It's handsome, well-paced, and nicely acted, but suffers from a fatal lack of purpose, as if Dorling and Nyswaner couldn't commit to whatever movie they wanted to make.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 16, 2012
"Why Stop Now" is a bright screwball comedy about one fraught day in the life of a piano prodigy, his crackhead mother and her drug dealers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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David Fear
Time Out
August 14, 2012
Nothing-script, performances, comedy, drama-works in the slightest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Simon Abrams
Village Voice
August 14, 2012
An unbearable 90-minute trip with a trio of loud, needy egotists-one whose updated scenario never feels like it needs the extra 75 minutes.