Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 83
    It's the kind of story that can look pedestrian on paper, but when brought to life this skillfully, proves to be genuinely inspiring.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Sep 24, 2010
    I'm such a huge fan of Hoffman that I went wanting (and expecting) to like this film but alas, I couldn't. I found it incoherent. Yes, the acting is wonderful but when all is said and done, so what? Great acting alone cannot make a great film. There needs to be more...and there isn't. Too bad. Full Review »
  2. Feb 16, 2014
    No glamour here. Just unparalleled acting from Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz and Daphne Rubin-Vega and the rest of the cast. A strong, tender movie. There's an astonishing moment near the end of the film that showcases Philip Seymour Hoffman's power. A great story from Robert Glaudini. Excellent use of life, and NYC, as characters, too. Full Review »
  3. May 25, 2011
    I was expecting one of those movies where nothing happens, yet everything happens but in this case nothing does happen. Even Hoffman could not save this movie. Its like Punch Drunk love without the good parts. The only good thing is the Goldfrapp and Fleet foxes songs. Full Review »