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  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    As thin and wispy as a dream you can't quite remember in the morning, writer-director Jake Paltrow's The Good Night wastes the ample comedy talent of Martin Freeman, turns his famous sister Gwyneth into a shrew, and makes you wish Danny DeVito had directed the movie instead of acting in it. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    There is a fine idea for a romantic comedy in Jake Paltrow's The Good Night but the writer-director, in his debut feature, never develops it much beyond the idea stage. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The Good Night is at heart a mediocre Sundance variation on the Dudley Moore-Bo Derek alleged classic "10." show more

  • 38
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The movie's film-studentish navel-gazing wears thin long before its over. show more

  • 67
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    The filmmaker's got good taste -- and luck -- in casting. show more

  • 70
    David Edelstein New York Magazine (Vulture)

    Jake Paltrow's comedy takes familiar male-angst material and turns it into a painful--but fun--string of jokes. show more

  • 70
    Justin Chang Variety

    Though its forays into the subconscious may strike more adventurous cinematic palettes as precious and unimaginative, few will be able to resist Martin Freeman's appealing lead turn or the wry Brit wit that gives this fanciful confection a robust comic core. show more

  • 50
    Village Voice

    Director Jake Paltrow's feature debut has all the hallmarks of an earnest young man's feature debut, and while that is not necessarily a bad thing, I can only imagine that it fit Sundance like a fingerless glove when it had its premiere there earlier this year. show more

  • 50
    Jan Stuart Los Angeles Times

    The Good Night has flashes of bookish wit but never quite recovers from the metronomic monotony of its first half, which ticktocks between scenes of Paltrow braying and Cruz voguing. show more

  • 40
    Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com

    There's a gloomy quality to The Good Night I sort of appreciated -- much of it was shot in London, although it's supposed to occur in New York -- but after the initial acerbic setup fades, Gary becomes less and less likable and the movie evaporates into nothing. show more

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