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Win Win Reviews

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March 11, 2016
Aided by a fantastic cast, featuring the hilarious Bobby Canavale and the wonderfully strong Amy Ryan, McCarthy's film is overflowing with humour, warmth and pathos. Broad but perfectly constructed, it's a win-win situation.
August 5, 2015
In a still young movie year, Win Win is already on the mat as one of the best.
May 3, 2015
Tom McCarthy doesn't make great movies, but he makes movies about people I enjoy spending time with.
August 28, 2013
WIN WIN makes Tom McCarthy three-for-three. Grabbing the affection from the audience is what he wants, and dear reader, he can't lose.
June 20, 2013
McCarthy understands the thrill of incontrovertible victory and our primal lust for it.
June 2, 2013
A thoughtful study of relationships and family dynamics, Win Win wrestles the competition to the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 11, 2013
McCarthy has found his emotional sweet spot, a gentle and complex story to set it in and the perfect title for it."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 20, 2012
"Win Win" continues McCarthy's streak of bringing realistic characters and realistic situations to life on the screen. He has clearly shown his talent for writing and directing, making him one of those directors to watch out for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 13, 2012
There's a real earnestness to the proceedings: if someone had relayed the setup to me via email or over cocktails, I would have bet heavily that we'd be looking at a sappy mess of clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100
December 30, 2011
One of the ten best films of 2011.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 29, 2011
Win Win is worth a look look. As indie dramedies go, it's a good one.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 24, 2011
Going down for a short count
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 23, 2011
Excellent performances of good characters in a story that's not as rich as it apparently believes itself to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 11, 2011
In Tom McCarthy's Win Win sports may seem to be the means for drama. But when considering the importance of wrestling to the characters, the sport shapes character and narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
December 3, 2011
This combination comedy and drama works well, in part because of good performances by everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 8, 2011
Deftly illustrates how life is complicated and it is that rare family film that portrays life's real challenges without glossing over the complexities of relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 2, 2011
Win Win isn't a morality play; it's just a really good story. But it does deal with an issue that couldn't be more relevant: Where do we draw the line when it comes to survival if it means clouding our sense of right and wrong?
August 18, 2011
Is there anyone who can play an "ordinary guy" better than Paul Giamatti?
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 17, 2011
Win Win is a warm, wonderful comedy, smartly written, full of great performances (particularly from supporting superstars Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale and Jeffrey Tambor) and bad haircuts (yeah, a lot of the characters have bad haircuts).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2011
Beautifully observed, this serio-comic film is the stuff of life and, despite the plot contrivances, very engaging in its quiet way.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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