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  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 50
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Acquires a little vigor and some fun from Tracy Morgan as a friendly drug dealer who lives with his mom. show more

  • 38
    Andrew Schenker Slant Magazine

    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. show more

  • 20
    David Fear Time Out New York

    Nothing - script, performances, comedy, drama - works in the slightest. To answer the title: Where do we start? show more

  • 67
    Gabe Toro The Playlist

    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. show more

  • 40
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    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. show more

  • 40
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    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. show more

  • NA
    Village Voice

    An unbearable 90-minute trip with a trio of loud, needy egotists. show more

  • 50
    Scott Tobias The A.V. Club

    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. show more

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