33

The A.V. Club

Not only doesn't achieve empathy for the minor plights of its human noodle of a hero Toby Regbo, it might actually make audiences understand the urge to bully.
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30

Village Voice

These 2-D characters might as well be wearing T-shirts that say things like "Predatory College Professor" and "Self-Obsessed Father" on them.
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30

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, a film based on Peter Cameron's novel, is several kinds of excruciating.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Irritating and clichéd.
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16

The Playlist

By Kevin Jagernauth
We strongly insist that any pain you experience while watching this movie will never be useful, anytime or anyplace.
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12

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Roberto Faenza shoots his Manhattan-set action with a glossiness that's as bland as the soundtrack ballads.
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20 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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