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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Oct 3, 2013
    90
    A sardonic, smart screwball comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Oct 4, 2013
    80
    Ror me its heartbreaking denouement – with shades of a Raymond Carver or William Kennedy ending – packed a prodigious emotional wallop.
  3. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Oct 7, 2013
    70
    Although laughs do come... the film is happy to observe wryly as boredom and failure threaten to overwhelm the men.
  4. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Sep 6, 2013
    50
    There are tones of 1970s shaggy realism that are interrupted by moments of character-driven shtick. The wistful scenes aren’t rich enough to engross you and the comedy isn’t clever enough to make a difference.
  5. Reviewed by: Rodrigo Perez
    Sep 6, 2013
    50
    Semi-flat with only a few jokes and emotional beats that land, the picture is often dull when it should be poignant.
  6. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Sep 6, 2013
    50
    All Is Bright remains engaging, for the most part, but most of the big narrative turns feel both predictable and forced, and at odds with the natural charms of the cast.
  7. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Oct 1, 2013
    25
    The script, by Melissa James Gibson, is as scintillating as a dead rodent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Oct 4, 2013
    10
    It's not a perfect movie, but the performances are truly first rate. Very funny and surprisingly touching. I appreciate that they actuallyIt's not a perfect movie, but the performances are truly first rate. Very funny and surprisingly touching. I appreciate that they actually shot New York for New York that's commitment. Definitely worth your time. Expand
  2. Dec 6, 2014
    6
    Messed up characters trying to make ends meet. Their life's complications are twisted in such a way that it becomes a source for laughter withMessed up characters trying to make ends meet. Their life's complications are twisted in such a way that it becomes a source for laughter with heartfelt moments. Expand
  3. Oct 4, 2013
    1
    This is two hours of time lost from your life. I like these actors but this is a pointless movie with no story and no end. Not sure what theThis is two hours of time lost from your life. I like these actors but this is a pointless movie with no story and no end. Not sure what the point of the entire movie was, it was just angry banter and a few lame character interactions and not much else. I highly suggest passing on this project. Expand

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