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Win Win Reviews

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
March 24, 2011
I don't think they're believable at all.
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
March 15, 2011
Win Win is indie with the edges sanded down completely.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 14, 2011
Despite embroiling its characters in thorny ethical and legal quandaries, Win Win is after only uncomplicated tidiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
August 13, 2011
It's a wonderful screenplay; observant, wise and nonjudgmental, drawing out its universal relevance from an intimate and subtle story of human weakness and strength
Steve Rose
Guardian
May 19, 2011
For all its witty observations on the trials of modern manhood, it never strays out of its blinkered suburban comfort zone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 24, 2011
Going down for a short count
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
May 20, 2011
Disappointing because it's a film from Tom McCarthy, the man who gave us The Station Agent and The Visitor. Win Win is equally humane, but just too cosy and pat.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
January 23, 2011
A disappointing domestic comedy in which all but the audience get what they want.
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
April 6, 2011
McCarthy works with more conventional material here than usual, solidly written and acted as one expects but lacking the emotional surprises of his earlier films.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
April 7, 2011
In the end the film stacks up just this side of twee, as the sort of quirky fare that's passably entertaining without ever offering anything real or remarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Roe McDermott
Hot Press
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.
Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale
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.
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
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
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
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
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
April 10, 2011
"Win Win" is just that, a charming movie that won't make you regret praising it years later. There's really not much more you could ask for.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
May 23, 2011
Thomas McCarthy's focus may be far more everyday than his previous films, but Win Win is a resonant, well-crafted drama with standout turns from the ever-brilliant Giamatti and newcomer Alex Shaffer, who is certainly one to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 19, 2011
Giamatti strikes gold yet again, in another unassuming, self-depreciating powerhouse performance full of brilliantly acted nuances, in a story brimming with bittersweet moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
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
Marc Lee
Daily Telegraph (UK)
May 19, 2011
Riffs engagingly on the quiet desperation of ordinary, decent folk who find themselves in a fix, who take the wrong road for the right reasons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
May 23, 2011
Funny, compassionate and authentic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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