Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Aug 13, 2012
    38
    Shifting between wacky situation comedy and somber familial drama, Why Stop Now? isn't invested enough in either mode to convincingly pull off its genre-hopping ambitions.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Aug 16, 2012
    20
    This comic drama tries too hard to serve up a slice of manic life, but Eisenberg, along with Tracy Morgan and Isiah Whitlock Jr. as the affable druggies, provides some spark.
  3. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Aug 14, 2012
    20
    Nothing - script, performances, comedy, drama - works in the slightest. To answer the title: Where do we start?
  4. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Aug 14, 2012
    0
    An unbearable 90-minute trip with a trio of loud, needy egotists.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 13, 2014
    5
    "Why Stop Now" 10 Scale Rating: 5.0 (Average) ...

    The Good: A mostly entertaining cast who turned in good performances. I liked what they
    "Why Stop Now" 10 Scale Rating: 5.0 (Average) ...

    The Good: A mostly entertaining cast who turned in good performances. I liked what they were trying to do here, even if the execution fell short. The scenes that I found to be amusing were very very amusing.

    The Bad: For starters, Jesse Eisenberg is beginning to be the same guy in every movie and is starting to feel like a one dimensional actor. The film itself seemed to struggle with it's identity and flip flopped from comedy to drama and back again repeatedly. It is fine for a screwball comedy to attempt to have some heart, but the delivery for this film was flawed and it felt forced. Scenes and lines felt completely random and confusing as they tried ever so hard to make this more than it was.
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