Good on Paper Reviews

  • Good on Paper
    • Genre : Comedy,Crime,Romance
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : 92 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Netflix
    • Official Site :
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  • the storyline is unpersuasive (although it's said to be based on Shlesinger's experiences), but the film's loose, chatty style - under Kimmy Gatewood's direction - is pleasant enough in a typical indie-comedy way
    3 of 5 by Edward Porter [Sunday Times (UK) ]
  • it's a bravura portrayal of a character who's endearing, awkward and strange, in a movie that's definitely overlong but can be engagingly weird
    by John Anderson [Wall Street Journal ]
  • in trying to both score laughs and impart a moral, Good On Paper doesn't really manage to do either; it's not funny enough to work as a straight comedy and not human enough to work as a dramedy
    Review rate : C+ by Caroline Siede [AV Club ]
  • in her directorial debut, comedian Kimmy Gatewood handles the brittle material well, but it is the screenplay and the actors who make it a squirmingly good comedy
    3 of 4 by Randy Myers [San Jose Mercury News ]
  • Iliza Shlesinger turns a true story from her dating life into an intermittently entertaining, if inconsequential, movie; Schlesinger's comedy also gets a little too smoothed out in the process, the film playing it safe when we want it to run wild
    2 of 5 by Benjamin Lee [The Guardian ]
  • Iliza Shlesinger and Margaret Cho make a very funny duo, and while this collaboration isn't great cinema, it's an amusing and well-paced hour and half of entertainment
    3 of 5 by Jennifer Green [Common Sense Media ]
  • as an exercise combining stand-up comedy and narrative storytelling to process trauma, Iliza Shlesinger has written something that's both broad and socially relevant
    3 of 5 by Robert Kojder [Flickering Myth ]
  • "Good on Paper" may not master every theme it tries to tackle, but a solid premise and Shlesinger and Hansen’s unconventional chemistry make it more than worth your while
    by Jade Budowski [Decider ]
  • "Good on Paper" fails its characters and its audience; As a stand-up routine it may have worked, but some material is best left to the stage
    Review rate : D+ by Adam Graham [Detroit News ]

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