Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 75
    An entertaining, clever black comedy that takes place entirely in Tarantino-land.
  2. 63
    Fast-paced and often witty, but ultimately vapid.
  3. The one truly thrilling movie I've seen so far this year.
  4. A nasty little picture with a lot of wit and impudence.
  5. Although some of the acting is strong, the atmosphere is so relentlessly sleazy that many moviegoers will want to go long before the final credits.
  6. A triptych whirling on a Lazy Susan of revolving character perspectives.
  7. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    80
    A dark and edgy teen comedy that's also one of the most excitingly unpredictable American comedies since "Pulp Fiction."
  8. 67
    Relentless and mercurial, this new outing by "Swingers" director Liman takes off somewhere around Mach 3 and never lets up, leaving you with either a pounding headache or a wicked grin, or perhaps both.
  9. 70
    Entertaining and slight, topical and cannily familiar.
  10. 40
    Escapism of the worst sort, a manipulative exercise in style that preys on the passivity of its characters and its audience. In the end, Go offers little more than the sour, impermanent rush of a pixie stick.
  11. 100
    Offers breathtaking comic-action fantasy….Exhilarating and sharp, it never stops for a second. [9 April 1999, Calendar, p.F-6]
  12. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    70
    An overly calculated concoction that nonetheless delivers a pretty good rush.
  13. 67
    Bounces along magnetically even when the storytelling goes a bit flat.
  14. Like circus acrobats who bounce up smiling, the characters end up on their feet, and you realize in retrospect that they survived because somebody, finally, stopped to think. A final thought on Go: Go.
  15. One of the most exhilarating movies ever made about absolutely nothing.
  16. 70
    A showy exercise in nervous grit, Go never strays too far from a sense of itself as stunt.
  17. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    80
    Here is a picture that has wit, a hairpin-turn narrative, high pizazz and ensemble star quality. Ready, set, Go.
  18. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    "Pulp Fiction" wannabes don't get much slicker or edgier than Go.
  19. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    50
    John August's trickily structured script owes an all too obvious debt to "Pulp Fiction," but Liman's film is more like kiddie Tarantino.
  20. 90
    The latest furiously paced, perversely entertaining "Pulp Fiction" for puppies.
  21. He (Liman) creates a film that lives up to the momentum of its title and doesn't really need much more.
  22. 75
    This dark comedy comes off more giddy than gritty.
  23. 90
    John August's script is exciting, witty, original material, and this film's got the talent to match.
  24. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    50
    When the writing is good, Go is good, and when the writing is flat, things fall apart.
  25. Liman's buoyant direction is almost enough to make one forgive the film its heavily appropriated plot (including its groaner of a punchline).
  26. Manages to present rave youth's on-the-go attitude as well as "Swingers" exposed its hipster culture.
  27. Reviewed by: Rod Dreher
    100
    Breakneck, raucous and thoroughly exhilarating.
  28. Reviewed by: Marc Caro
    75
    Ultimately is a fast-moving trip to nowhere. The buzz is enjoyable while it lasts, but don't be surprised by the sour aftertaste.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nov 21, 2013
    9
    "Go" is one of the most entertaining movies about nothing. Director Doug Liman (Swingers) does a great job directing this fast paced"Go" is one of the most entertaining movies about nothing. Director Doug Liman (Swingers) does a great job directing this fast paced adventure.

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  2. Jul 14, 2014
    10
    Go has great acting, comedy and action. The movie was made in a non-linear way and I love non-linear
    movies like Go and Memento. The movie is
    Go has great acting, comedy and action. The movie was made in a non-linear way and I love non-linear
    movies like Go and Memento. The movie is amazing from start to finish. The music in the movie is also
    a character in the movie. The movie has one of the best soundtracks for a movie, every song adds to
    the quality of the movie.
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  3. Feb 22, 2013
    10
    Go is unlike any film you have ever seen and I loved every second of it! This unique comedy, from Swingers director, Doug Liman, follows aGo is unlike any film you have ever seen and I loved every second of it! This unique comedy, from Swingers director, Doug Liman, follows a bunch of people who connect in a supermarket and follow them on their craziest weekend ever. The story is told in four parts, and follow these inevitably connected people from four different angles. As each of their stories are told, the story gets clearer and even more hilarious. This movie was a first for many TV stars on the big screen like Katie Holmes, Scott Wolf, and Jay Mohr, but it's the newcomers like Sarah Polley and Desmond Askew that make this film work. Honestly, this film has everything. It's a great story, action-packed, and hilarious, I can't recommend it enough! Full Review »