88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This movie wins you over, head and heart, without cheating. It's just about perfect.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Confident enough to simply go with the exotica of average middle-class Americans who are well-intentioned, flawed, and dog-paddling like crazy to keep their heads above water. There's nothing at all unusual about them, and that's unusual.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The story feels believable as a witty chronicle of human behavior, in contrast with the self-consciously satirical style of some indie films and the far-fetched heroics of big studio fare.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Win Win, it turns out, isn't a tale of facile victory. It's a movie about how loss makes everyone do things they'll both defend and regret.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

Think "Napoleon Dynamite" and "Little Miss Sunshine." In many ways, Win Win fits that mold, which should make it McCarthy's most broadly appealing movie to date.
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
There's a wonderfully steely spine inside of Tom McCarthy'sWin Win," but it's hard to see at first because it's inside the doughy, everyman person of Paul Giamatti.
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80

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Warmly observed and solicitous of its audience to the point of caress, Win Win is as comfortable an experience at the movies as you might have this year.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The effect is an endearing and plainspoken clarity that stops just short of naturalism; the people in his movies don't seem real, exactly, but we end up caring about them as though they were.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The same kind of keen, empathetic observations that made "The Station Agent" and "The Visitor" so illuminating are at play here, too.
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75

NPR

By Scott Tobias
All these characters make a beautiful mess together, even if McCarthy spends too much time tidying it up.
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75 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.