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Mighty Fine

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Comedy

Release Date :

May 25, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Debbie Goodstein

Starring :

Chazz Palminteri, Andie MacDowell, Jodelle Ferland, Rainey Qualley, Paul Ben-Victor, Arthur J. Nascarella, Richard Kohnke, Kent Jude Bernard, Beau Brasso, Geraldine Singer

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..well-intended story as more of a highlights reel of troubled behavior than as an organically unfolding narrative..”
by Gary Goldstein [Los Angeles Time]
“..too many directions can be as much of a liability for a movie as too few, and “Mighty Fine” heads in all of them..”
by Mark Feeney [Boston Globe]
2 of 5

“..the narrative structure of the movie is that things just sort of happen..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
“..the movie is so insular directorially that nothing is really made of the New Orleans setting..”
by David Noh [Film Journal International]
“..the movie does not dwell on her Holocaust experience..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
“..the mood is generally melodramatic and ends as mushy..”
by Nick Schager [Village Voice]
2.5 of 4

“..the film doesn't have a third act, simply excusing itself at the 75-minute point..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
“..storylines get dropped or fail to connect and minor characters drift in and out of the narrative..”
by Justin Lowe [Hollywood Reporter]
“..only wish that the material he had to work with was stronger than movie-of-the-week fare..”
by Christine N. Ziemba [Paste Magazine]
1.5 of 4

“..not everyone's experiences are apt fodder for fictionalized treatment and/or that Goodstein lacks the imaginative means to transform her childhood into compelling cinema..”
by Andrew Schenker [Slant Magazine]
2 of 5

“..nondescript as made-for-pennies independents come..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]

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THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

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by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

THE SALVATION :

“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

EVERLY :

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by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

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