Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11

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  1. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Dec 10, 2010
    It does justice to a subject who made his life and death works of art.
  2. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Dec 10, 2010
    This sense of intimacy makes And Everything Is Going Fine both vibrant - what amazing company this man was! - and terribly sad.
  3. Reviewed by: Karina Longworth
    Dec 10, 2010
    Seen as his final monologue, the film is both an invaluable portfolio of his talent, and a tribute rendered in the style of its subject.
  4. Reviewed by: Dan Kois
    Jan 28, 2011
    Spalding Gray himself has the last word on his life, something this exacting storyteller would surely have demanded.
  5. Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    Feb 3, 2011
    An absorbing, entertaining, amusing and wrenching film.
  6. Reviewed by: Ian Buckwalter
    Dec 10, 2010
    Soderbergh imposes a shape until the film begins to feel less like puzzle pieces in search of their place and more like one seamless picture: It's almost as if, with this collage of the artist's past work, he's created an entirely new final monologue for Gray.
  7. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Dec 10, 2010
    You still leave hoping he ultimately found peace and enlightenment, two things he graciously gave to those of us who hung on his every word.
  8. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    Feb 17, 2011
    This was obviously a labor of love for Soderbergh, and a fitting memorial to the artist.
  9. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Jan 13, 2011
    While the words belong to the storyteller, the story in And Everything Is Going Fine appears to be telling itself.
  10. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Dec 10, 2010
    Soderbergh does his best with limited time, but his biggest success may be in pushing viewers home, to watch Gray's films in full.
  11. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Dec 10, 2010
    The laziness of this filmmaking (which assumes you know that Gray killed himself in 2004) is of a piece with the emphatically uninteresting tales told by a classic dinner-party bore who once referred to his ramblings as "creative narcissism." He was half-right.

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User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 28, 2012
    If you're a fan of Spalding Gray AND Steven Soderbergh, the last filmic biography of Gray is both prophetic and generous (plenty ofIf you're a fan of Spalding Gray AND Steven Soderbergh, the last filmic biography of Gray is both prophetic and generous (plenty of foreshadows and storytelling kindness from Gray). The film says nothing of Gray's suicidal jump from the Staten Island Ferry (though it is certainly not shy about Gray's take on his mother's suicide). In all, "And Everything is Going Fine" (the tragically ironic title from one of Gray's monologues) gives us more to say goodbye to, and I appreciated that chance to say thanks and goodbye to Spalding Gray again. Full Review »