Metascore
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Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 6 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Oct 3, 2012
    33
    Not only doesn't achieve empathy for the minor plights of its human noodle of a hero Toby Regbo, it might actually make audiences understand the urge to bully.
  2. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Oct 4, 2012
    30
    Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, a film based on Peter Cameron's novel, is several kinds of excruciating.
  3. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Oct 2, 2012
    30
    These 2-D characters might as well be wearing T-shirts that say things like "Predatory College Professor" and "Self-Obsessed Father" on them.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Oct 4, 2012
    20
    Irritating and clich├ęd.
  5. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Oct 6, 2012
    16
    We strongly insist that any pain you experience while watching this movie will never be useful, anytime or anyplace.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Oct 3, 2012
    12
    Roberto Faenza shoots his Manhattan-set action with a glossiness that's as bland as the soundtrack ballads.

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