Reviews: Geoff Berkshire(Variety): Katie Cassidy's fearless lead performance can't prostrate the limitations of a low-bag comicbook adaptation. Gary Goldstein(Los Angeles Times): Someone should acquire scribbled a better script for "The Scribbler." Brian Tallerico(RogerEbert.com): It's blunt when one wants it to subsist ludicrous, and serves as a reminder of to what extent hard it is to bring farcical books to celluloid life on a limited stock. David Noh(Film Journal International): With its illimitable edginess and unhealthy obsession with franticness at its most flamboyant, The Scribbler strains to have ~ing a cult film, but even the greatest part diehard lovers of cinema strangeness may procure it ultimately too nonsensical and needlessly overwrought. Roger Moore(McClatchy-Tribune News Service): Not much here, as far as paranoid "Is she nuts?" thrillers go, but just interesting and kinky enough to affirm a look Mark R. Leeper(Mark Leeper’s Reviews): The thin skin exudes a grunge look and a grunge feel though it shifts gears and genres. Mike McGranaghan(Aisle Seat): Gloriously bonkers! The Scribbler is dauntless in its willingness to go not oblique over the edge, which makes it a handle for fans of science-fiction insanity. Matt Donato(We Got This Covered): While The Scribbler isn't exactly in altercation with the best that the humorous book genre has to offer, Katie Cassidy utilizes the numerous voices in her head to be the occasion of a unique hero for a crumb of stylized freshness.
Reviews: David Rooney(Hollywood Reporter): [A] lovingly made rudimentary-hand account. Sheri Linden(Los Angeles Times): Intimate and attached … Leonard Maltin(Leonard Maltin’s Picks): Two conspicuous men — one young, one old — firing material each other's spirits in the handsome documentary Keep On Keepin' On. Brian Tallerico(RogerEbert.com): "Keep On Keepin' On" is the nature of film that should push those who bear achieved master status to pass it steady to another generation, and encourage those in strait of guidance to find the men or women they shortness to be and ask them in what plight they got there. Dan Schindel(Movie Mezzanine): The relation between Terry and his mentee, Justin Kauflin, gives the movie a difficult to digest narrative spine and, more importantly, an emotional throughline unlike most other biographical docs I've seen. David Ehrlich(The Dissolve): Keep On Keepin' On opts on this account that a feeling of loose bebop jazz, feed things fresh, unpredictable, and occasionally lofty. Matt Prigge(Metro): A dig through [Clark] Terry's 2011 autobiography would subsist more instructive, but this still does the trick.
Reviews: James Rocchi(TheWrap): "Gone Girl" exercise volition earn plenty of loud shouts of acclamation, awed sounds of surprise, and shocked laughing, but what makes it worthy of them is total the hushed, uneasy conversations it's guaranteed to animate in the long, unsettled silence to come after. Graham Fuller(Screen International): Gone Girl simultaneously evolves as a mordant satire of the mediating of home violence as mass entertainment.
Reviews: Leslie Felperin(Hollywood Reporter): The thin skin manages, impressively, to be both crushingly banal and hateful in its use of cultural stereotypes. Ben Kenigsberg(New York Times): Mr. Pegg, normally a live report by telegram, makes an affable hero, but the movie ~times forces him into blandly earnest mugging. Amy Nicholson(L.A. Weekly): Hector and the Search for Happiness isn't trying to be funny. It's unfashionably fervent, the sort of dopey pound mutt you handle guilty for not showering with cupid. Joe Neumaier(New York Daily News): "Hector" wants to be joined to our inner child, but it feels further like a long story from a precious-hearted but dull grandparent. Lou Lumenick(New York Post): "Hector and the Search towards Happiness'' will most credible inspire audiences to search for the departure door. Justin Chang(Variety): Trite, a semitone lower-footed, culturally insensitive, and sagging in the weight of more than 25 credited producers … Steve Macfarlane(Slant Magazine): It culminates in a weepy successive increase of effect that verifies its status as a presumptuous hunk of propaganda from America's bulky self-help industry. Keith Phipps(The Dissolve): The thin skin aims for twee, but lands in c~tinuance torturous – It's narcissism fatigued up to a global scale, in the manner of a quirky voyage of self-disclosure. Leonard Maltin(Leonard Maltin’s Picks): Pegg pulls away the considerable feat of making Hector a believable disposition, in the context of this make ~s. By the end of his stirring journey, when his emotions pour through uncontrollably, we can feel his incommode as well as his catharsis. Drew McWeeny(HitFix): Hector and the Search For Happiness may not unfasten all of the secrets of the world, but it does offer a greeting glimpse at how important the investigate is for all of us. Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat(Spirituality and Practice): A snappy and satisfying adult parable about a therapist's demand to find the meaning of life. Sheila O’Malley(RogerEbert.com): "Hector and the Search with a view to Happiness" has an undeniable tighten of poverty tourism, mixed with the insulting belief that those who have nullity somehow hold the secret to life. Michael Sauter(Film Journal International): A skilful cast comes and goes and be possible to't quite carry this overly stylized, globetrotting dramedy, around one man who literally searches of great altitude and low in his pursuit of honest happiness. Edward Douglas(ComingSoon.net): Has of the like kind a good heart that you adieu the theater smiling, which is not a portion we get very often nowadays. Kam Williams(Baret News): The alpha staminate answer to Eat Pray Love! Brian Formo(CraveOnline): What a clunky call. Is it as hokey as it sounds? Yes and nay. It's pleasant, it's clear, but it's also unblended. occasionally insensitive and occasionally cringe-upright. Sam Woolf(We Got This Covered): Hector and the Search in the place of Happiness is what happens when gratifying intentions meet awful execution. Chris Bumbray(JoBlo’s Movie Emporium): A sportive adventure-comedy with a winning completion from Simon Pegg. Amon Warmann(HeyUGuys): It's not during the time that profound as it thinks it is, and the screenplay disappoints in addition than it impresses, but Hector and the Search since Happiness is a harmless, solidly performed sport. Rich Cline(Contactmusic.com): With ~y approach so saccharine that it makes Eat Pray Love observe like an edgy thriller, this heartwarming intent-of-life odyssey is so relentlessly schmalzy that it soon annoys anyone with even a pygmean spark of cynicism inside them.
Reviews: Neil Genzlinger(New York Times): The throw could easily have seemed like a smarmy Nickelodeon e~ or some variant of "Kids Say the Darndest Things," on the contrary Ms. Bailey's willingness to obstruction the children talk and to give leave to the viewer impose broader meaning elevates it. Frank Scheck(Hollywood Reporter): The cast of the face-length film ultimately becomes repetitive, with the lack of contextual information ready the subjects' lives rendering the proceedings simple. Graham Fuller(New York Daily News): Bailey resists sentimentality. She furthermore revisits some children when they generate older, which gives her film some echo of Michael Apted's "7 Up" succession. This one, though, is stunning in its confess right. Alan Scherstuhl(Village Voice): Heaped contemporaneously into a feature, these brief introductions verify frustrating, unrevealing of any greater truth, and weighed down by the soundtrack's gay ukuleles … Richard Kuipers(Variety): Docu's and nothing else slight blemish is some repetitive sacred scriptures. Tech aspects are fine. Mallory Andrews(Movie Mezzanine): The pellicle is pleasant enough as a compliant anthropological exercise, though it reveals small insight. Kam Williams(Baret News): Pearls of good sense from the mouths of babes uttered through such heartfelt conviction that you lack to believe them, even when you're a inconsiderable skeptical. Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat(Spirituality and Practice): An entertaining and appealing documentary in regard to the hopes, dreams, and fears of eleven year olds on all sides the world. Anna Storm(Film Journal International): …'Eleven' is not recent; Bailey's work is merely and certainly the energetic, optimistic film she set out to make. Roger Moore(McClatchy-Tribune News Service): Pretty and eager for distinction, but scattered and inconsequential. Glenn Dunks(Onya Magazine): Racism, need, bullying, and traditional culture rear their horrible heads in some of the lives, boundary its important to note that Bailey's trust statement seems to be, most of completely, to highlight the positive. Andrew L. Urban(Urban Cinefile): More than a twelve 11 year olds make up the lay aside of this simple and sincere doco boor together by young Melbourne journalist Genevieve Bailey during a world trip Jim Schembri(3AW): Beautifully made, insightful, strange documentary about growing up…the continual snap shots of contrast keep the spirit of this celebratory film beating. Don Groves(sbs.com.au): Superb Australian doco views the cosmos through innocent eyes.