Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A wise and touching film with a lot of love in it. I may have given the wrong impression: It's not entirely about drinking, it's just entirely about a drinker.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Thanks to the actors and the way the movie lets them loose, it's often funny or moving at all the right moments.
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Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
This downbeat indie drama gives the leads a few excellent scenes together, and they acquit themselves credibly. But there's also a fair amount of wilted comedy from the stock supporting characters.
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By Robert Koehler
Writer-director Matt Mulhern confidently anchors his drama-comedy about an alcoholic Atlantic City pit boss with good writing and sharp dialogue. Script never treats characters as less than human.
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Film Threat

Loaded with unoriginal ideas, weak comedic concepts, and underwhelming emotional climaxes, the movie is the definition of bland.
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The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Duane Hopwood is suffused with hangdog dreariness, equivalent to a unsoled shoe treading rainwater.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A fairly dreadful melodrama drenched in self-pity.
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53 out of 100
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