88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Why Stop Now takes large themes much manhandled as movie cliches, and treats them with care and respect. It likes the characters. So did I.
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67

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
It's well-acted, certainly, though these performances belong in a film with sharper pacing, one that breathes easily. But, this directorial debut from Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner breathes like a frequent smoker: in fits and starts, peppered with coughs and dry heaves.
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50

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Slips into the no-man's land between screwball and melodrama, squandering both the comic opportunities of an irrational search for drugs and the raw desperation of a piano prodigy who's held captive by his mother's dysfunction.
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Acquires a little vigor and some fun from Tracy Morgan as a friendly drug dealer who lives with his mom.
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40

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Once Why Stop Now? has exhausted its bag of tricks, there is a screeching of brakes as it approaches the edge of the cliff. Having expended all that stamina, the film collapses from exhaustion and settles for an abrupt, feel-good ending that is as perfunctory as it is preposterous.
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
Why Stop Now? feels trapped in the limbo between comedy and drama where many indies gamely venture, but from which few emerge with any resonance.
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38

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Shifting between wacky situation comedy and somber familial drama, Why Stop Now? isn't invested enough in either mode to convincingly pull off its genre-hopping ambitions.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This comic drama tries too hard to serve up a slice of manic life, but Eisenberg, along with Tracy Morgan and Isiah Whitlock Jr. as the affable druggies, provides some spark.
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20

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Nothing - script, performances, comedy, drama - works in the slightest. To answer the title: Where do we start?
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0

Village Voice

An unbearable 90-minute trip with a trio of loud, needy egotists.
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36 out of 100
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