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  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The biggest strength of the movie is the chemistry between Cumming and Isaac Leyva, a first-time feature film actor with Down syndrome, who does as much to make these scenes work as the experienced actors he's sharing scenes with. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The takeaways of the film are horror and hope: horror that institutionalized homophobia was so pervasive, hope that that intolerance is a thing of the past. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Director Travis Fine gives his period details flourish and lets Cumming and Dillahunt create well-rounded characters, but Any Day Now winds up treacly. show more

  • 90
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Depictions of custody battles have become a cinematic staple, but few register with the heartfelt emotion of Any Day Now. show more

  • 55
    Ella Taylor NPR

    Cumming always gives good value, and his regular bursts into cabaret numbers are certainly an added bonus. Yet this instinctively ironic actor doesn't seem best suited to play the movie's most sentimental creation. A mouthy, heart-of-gold construct, Rudy dresses like Ratso Rizzo and comes on like The Fonz. show more

  • 75
    Diego Costa Slant Magazine

    Its most redeeming quality is that it isn't so quick to neuter its queer characters into a package-friendly "gay couple" aesthetic a la Modern Family. show more

  • 63
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Things go awry in the last act, as the movie stops dead for more songs and a tragic coda that seems forced and trite, rather than the three-hankie finale we've all earned. Still, Cumming is wonderful. show more

  • 50
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    The film's title suggests the wry irony of hindsight: We've come a long way, baby, but we're not there yet. Any Day Now could do with a little more of that astringent humor and a little less sap. show more

  • 60
    David Fear Time Out New York

    It's one thing to call a film about homophobia and human rights Any Day Now; it's another to actually have your character sing "I Shall Be Released" in full at the end. The intent is righteous. The dramatic overkill is deadly. show more

  • 60
    Time Out London

    Rousing as a tale of saintly gays against the system, Any Day Now is less stirring as cinema. show more

  • June 17, 2013 qb00000000153935
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    I hated this movie because it was so sad ********* honestly the most amazing film I have seen in awhile. Brilliant performance by Alan Cumming truly inspiring, I would recommend this film to anyone.

  • December 16, 2012 MargaretOpine
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    4stars--Not because it was a dynamic movie but because it was an all-around delivered film. The script was a bit melodramatic in parts but one assumes that in real life it would have been melodramatic in parts. Brilliant performance by Alan Cumming and supported by Dillahunt & Leyva. In many ways the film is a gift to us all as if it is asking us: What on earth are we calling ourselves doing? Sometimes we just don\'t get it because we just don\'t care. (Gay leading characters but no explicit sex.) This is a story based on a real life story. Bravo!!!

  • December 13, 2012 skish19
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    Brilliant performance by Alan Cumming, another great example of the wide range of his abilities by Garret Dillahunt, and a beautiful job by newcomer Isaac Levya. Writer/director Travis Fine did a wonderful job with this film. Just make sure you have a good supply of tissues on hand.

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