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With Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke registering personal bests in the performance category as well as playing magnificently and ultraconvincingly off each other, What Doesn't Kill You, a true story that is powerful and completely riveting from beginning to end. Read full review
The overfamiliarity of What Doesn't Kill You is redeemed by a full-scale performance from Mark Ruffalo. Read full review
A tough, authentic street drama born, bred, and shot in the no-spin zone of working-class South Boston. Read full review
It tells a good story well, and in the process quietly says a little something about what it means to look at the American dream from the bottom up. Read full review
Like "The Departed" and "Gone Baby Gone," What Doesn't Kill You is an engrossing, gritty, sharply written and well-acted drama set on the mean streets of South Boston. Read full review
Goodman doesn't allow even a hint of postmodernism or self-consciousness to creep into What Doesn't Kill You, and though the movie's various heists and shootouts are gripping, they aren't especially kinetic or stylish. Read full review
Ruffalo's feral vulnerability gives the familiar form a jolt. Read full review
It is worth seeking out for a brutally honest, achingly realistic, and emotionally compelling look at the other side of petty crime – the slow, painful path to legitimacy. Read full review
This is a rare case of a movie that improves dramatically as it goes along. Read full review
Goodman's movie tends to limp along. Read full review
...nothing you haven't seen before
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