Everything Must Go Synopsis
A broke and boozing slouch (Will Ferrell) tries to sell his possessions.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This is an indie film with big stars - but also an indie films with big ideas about bringing real people to life.
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80

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Ferrell as Nick Halsey still feels like a fresh idea, a testament to the actor's reliable but rarely tested mettle as much as his long...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
There are too many somber interludes with nothing going on but an acoustic guitar echoing over the soundtrack, the spareness of the score...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Ferrell delivers a performance of implosive intensity that rings true in every detail.
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75

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
As he did in "Stranger Than Fiction," Ferrell displays surprising range when he ratchets down the volume.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Like Bill Murray and Greg Kinnear before him, this funnyman reveals serious acting chops.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
From time to time the movie grabs you (though the music keeps repelling you). Taking stock and letting go-of superfluous things, of worn-out...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A comparison to Carver's original story - called "Why Don't You Dance?," easily Googleable, and all of 1,600 words long - is instructive.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film just doesn't mine enough humor or drama from this situation. Meanwhile most of the developments are wholly predictable.
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50

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
It's Rush who makes these characters push one another toward healing, and that feels forced. There are moments of poignancy, but mostly the...
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Everything Must Go review

By earthdragon
A serious, emotional movie with some good chuckles. Ferrel was impressively real....

"Everything must go"

By sly_sly
This movie wasn't my first choice to see and then when I was told that Will Ferrel was the star I wasn't too sure about spending money on a silly movie. But it was the last one for the night so I...

nice change of pace

By flipperev
i was disappointed when i heard will had taken this role on...thinking he was another comedic actor trying to prove his dramtic range. i was wrong....he totally delivered. the director did a great...

Why

By DaphneCT
OMG OMG OMG why on earth did I watch this? Why? This has got to be the slowest and most depressing movie ever! I know the previews pretty much tell the story but it's Will Ferrell and isn't he like...

By maybek8e
Not sure how this was supposed to be a comedy since I do not think I laughed once. It was mediocre at best and was depressing....

Everything must go

By lja45deal
I was extremely disappointed with this film. It was all I could do to sit through it. I read the reviews but went anyway because the trailer clips looked so darn funny and I love comedies. The...

A complete waste of my time and money

By mdicrecchio
Saw this movie last night --- it was a total waste of a good night out!...

Has its moments

By mikeytime01
*Warning! Spoiler! Kinda depressing, but if u couldn't figure that out from the preview then the only sad thing around here is you. The film gets u thinking a lot about standing up for yourself...

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Rated R | For some sexual content and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Smart, poignant dramedy puts alcoholism front and center.
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