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Based on 14 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    The result is a diligent brand of gloom. When it isn't being diligently gloomy, it's being obvious. When it isn't being obvious, it's being sneaky, and when it isn't being sneaky, it's marching toward a climax of B-movie violence, stupidity and nuttiness that summarily bumps off the movie's least annoying character. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Apparently, it takes a village - or the collection of villages known as Los Angeles - to go nowhere slowly. show more

  • 40

    "A Short Cuts" full of self-pitying sociopaths, Answers to Nothing follows its characters toward a succession of increasingly queasy conclusions it tries to pass off as heartfelt and human. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The interlocking stories are theoretically about people whose lives are associated; that worked in "Crash." Here the connections seem less immediate and significant, and so the movie sometimes seems based on a group of separate short stories. show more

  • 25
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    None of what we see is at all credible. show more

  • 12
    Slant Magazine

    Speculation is futile, as plausible, worthwhile answers are the last things Answers to Nothing is prepared to give. Not that you really cared anyway. show more

  • NA
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A root canal seems a more pleasurable way to pass two hours than this interminable vanity knockoff of "Traffic" about troubled Angelenos. show more

  • 30
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    You know it's not working when you don't care about any of them. Sadly, that's the case with Answers to Nothing, Matthew Leutwyler's dud about a revolving cast of characters in Los Angeles. show more

  • 20
    David Fear Time Out New York

    Not one single character strikes you as being anything but a mouthpiece for writer-director Matthew Leutwyler's simplistic views on socio-emotional problems (racial self-hatred! post-rehab guilt!) or an excuse for self-satisfied, back-patting acting exercises. The title is an understatement. show more

  • 60
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    Some fine performances and an embrace of understatement make Matthew Leutwyler's oddly titled Answers to Nothing a respectable entry in the multiple-stories-that-interlock genre. show more

  • March 25, 2012 le00000000117043
    Report This User

    I found the different characters as they were introduced, were hard to sort out in the beginning, but if you like a story with many characters/ stories that connect by the end, this is for you! I thought it was a dark drama, I liked the not so cliched story.

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