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Based on 21 Reviews
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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    As British comedy sometimes will, A Long Way Down has an occasional attack of the cutes, but the actors' commitment keeps the movie on the plus side. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The results are awkward and atonal. show more

  • 20
    Leslie Felperin The Hollywood Reporter

    The film forms a near-perfect storm of misjudged decisions, with its implausible plot, irritating or outright-dislikeable characters, and strained attempts at “wacky” British humor that fall so flat they’re below sea level. show more

  • 63
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    "Way Down” veers towards cute and settles on “twee” far more often than it should. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Among group-suicide movies, A Long Way Down may prove uniquely inspirational: It’s bound to make audience members want to kill themselves. It might be the only summer movie during which the snack bars will be selling cyanide Kool-Aid. show more

  • 38
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    An inept trifle, Pascal Chaumeil's film reduces Nick Hornby's novel of the same name to a series of smug self-help gestures. show more

  • 38
    Brian Tallerico

    There are moments of tenderness and honest human emotion buried in the frustrating A Long Way Down but one has to work far too hard and give far too much credit to the over-qualified cast to grab at them. show more

  • 25
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    The movie doesn’t know if it wants to be a comedy, a morality play or a cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for. I wish for fewer disasters in my future like A Long Way Down. show more

  • 60
    Andrew Pulver The Guardian

    A genial, lightweight farce, which largely approximates Hornby's distinctively bittersweet tone. show more

  • 40
    Angie Errigo Empire

    Trivialising despair, it’s a depressing waste of a major cast, and an early bid for mess of the year. show more

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