Nobody Walks

Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18

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  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Oct 18, 2012
    70
    It would be tempting to dismiss Nobody Walks as a trivial erotic divertissement, even more so because it doesn't apply the kind of symbolic gloss found in a '60s film of serial seduction, like Pasolini's "Teorema." Banal as its situation may be, it picks at every scab you may have left over from wounds suffered during the mating games of your youth.
  2. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Oct 18, 2012
    70
    If you allow yourself to drift with it, rather than get frustrated by all the non sequiturs, Nobody Walks becomes a more enjoyable film.
  3. Reviewed by: Ian Buckwalter
    Oct 18, 2012
    75
    A film in which everyone is lusting after the wrong person, and consummating those desires tends to lead to awkward - but not funny, unlike Dunham's usual projects - disasters of various scales.
  4. Reviewed by: Cory Everett
    Oct 11, 2012
    75
    Full of humor and humanity, Nobody Walks is an emotionally complex, acutely observed and sensual film.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Sep 29, 2012
    70
    Reminiscent of 2010 Sundance breakout "The Kids Are All Right," Ry Russo-Young's Nobody Walks captures the fallout of an open-minded Los Angeles family shaken up by the arrival of a sexy outsider, only this time, it's the outsider whose perspective takes precedence.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 13, 2014
    4
    "Nobody Walks" 10 Scale Rating: 4.5 (Mediocre) ....

    The Good: Solid cast that I consider likeable. Despite not being a big fan of the film,
    "Nobody Walks" 10 Scale Rating: 4.5 (Mediocre) ....

    The Good: Solid cast that I consider likeable. Despite not being a big fan of the film, it was well directed and the characters were very realistic.

    The Bad: Sadly though, the characters are all unhappy and miserable people and by the end of the film they are still unhappy and miserable people. There is just no resolution whatsoever and that is fine for some films, but felt out of place here. Also, while they start off as likeable, everyone becomes unlikeable pretty quickly.
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  2. Oct 15, 2012
    4
    A dramatically unengaging mainstream blend of mumblecore ideas, 'Nobody Walks' features some top-notch performances from the all around cast,A dramatically unengaging mainstream blend of mumblecore ideas, 'Nobody Walks' features some top-notch performances from the all around cast, but fails to utilize them to fullest effect and the film winds up being rather boring, even within its running time of 82-minutes. The recurring air of sensuality is potent enough, but the entanglements that the characters get into are delivered without any real consequences for their actions. These are flat and lifeless characters that feel constructed on cliches from other, better indie character studies (I liked how one critic compared it to Lisa Cholodenko's 'The Kids Are All Right') and their troubles feel less intimate and affecting than they think they are. The cast is appealing and the look is very polished for an indie of this nature, but 'Nobody Walks' is inert at creating any genuine dramatic pull. It's strange that the script, penned by the up-and-coming Lena Dunham, has led to such mediocre results, though it's hard to pinpoint a direct source of blame. Full Review »