Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    May 27, 2011
    75
    First-time writer-director Adam Reid has a lightly endearing touch as he allows the actors plenty of space to be warm without being cute.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    May 27, 2011
    70
    Adam Reid's smart, poignant trilogy of interwoven vignettes, manages the considerable feat of creating six fully human characters who are quirky enough to transcend the stereotypes found in a typical indie film.
  3. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    May 26, 2011
    67
    Though it can occasionally seem like an indie-dramedy answer to "The Grudge," structured to pack in the maximum moments of whimsical connection instead of supernatural kills, the film does find something deeper in its treatment of Smith and Lloyd.
  4. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    May 27, 2011
    60
    The parts are ultimately greater than the whole, but Adam Reid's offbeat debut suggests a talent worth watching.
  5. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    May 30, 2011
    50
    Hello Lonesome isn't really that much of a movie, but it has something that a number of more polished pictures in the same vein don't: human decency. Sadly, that's noteworthy.
  6. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    May 25, 2011
    40
    Each of the three intercut stories in Hello Lonesome - all dealing with characters trying to overcome solitude - begins promisingly enough. Eventually, though, they all run aground on questionable decisions.
  7. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    May 25, 2011
    40
    The same laxity given to the performers extends, unfortunately, to the film's structuring, a lazy Susan rotation between storylines and monotonous settings.

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