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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Director-writer Martin Hynes shapes his first movie into something emotionally truthful, painfully funny and vibrantly alive. It's a near-perfect road movie, since you don't want the ride to end. show more

  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The sort of discovery meant to be savored by the few who find it, The Go-Getter was made for anyone who ever felt stuck, or alone, or desperate to find their place in the world. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The sort of quirky independent comedy that strives for hipness but ultimately just feels contrived and derivative. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The enchanting voice on the phone, who delightfully shows up in person halfway through, belongs to Zooey Deschanel. In real life, she hooked up with the composer of the lively score, M. Ward, to create the pop duo She & Him. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    A cute, slight tale. show more

  • 50
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    This is a fairly well-made picture that's just been fairly well-made too many times before, a knock-off of a thousand other knock-offs. show more

  • 50
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    The Go-Getter travels, but it doesn't go anywhere. show more

  • 80
    David Edelstein New York Magazine (Vulture)

    This one is alive with discoveries--of locations, characters, the actors who embody them, and even the medium. In The Go-Getter, filmmaking itself feels like Manifest Destiny. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy Variety

    An unusually fresh-feeling indie with a nice sense of style. The potentially predictable story of a young man who undertakes an impromptu journey to resolve some unfinished family business emerges as an appealing tale of personal growth with hand-crafted contours. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Modestly rewards with gorgeous sun-spotted cinematography, tender digressions in rather brave quantities, and believably charming dialogue that doesn't all sound like it came from the same brain (listen up, Diablo Cody). show more

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