The Go-Getter Synopsis
Mercer White, after the death of his mother, sets out to find his half-brother.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Director-writer Martin Hynes shapes his first movie into something emotionally truthful, painfully funny and vibrantly alive. It's a...
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80

New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
This one is alive with discoveries--of locations, characters, the actors who embody them, and even the medium. In The Go-Getter, filmmaking...
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The sort of discovery meant to be savored by the few who find it, The Go-Getter was made for anyone who ever felt stuck, or alone, or...
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80

Variety

By Todd McCarthy
An unusually fresh-feeling indie with a nice sense of style. The potentially predictable story of a young man who undertakes an impromptu...
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The enchanting voice on the phone, who delightfully shows up in person halfway through, belongs to Zooey Deschanel. In real life, she...
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70

Village Voice

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Modestly rewards with gorgeous sun-spotted cinematography, tender digressions in rather brave quantities, and believably charming dialogue...
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A cute, slight tale.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The sort of quirky independent comedy that strives for hipness but ultimately just feels contrived and derivative.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
This is a fairly well-made picture that's just been fairly well-made too many times before, a knock-off of a thousand other knock-offs.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Go-Getter travels, but it doesn't go anywhere.
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Rated R | For language, some sexual content and drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Mature road-trip dramedy doesn't go anywhere new.
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