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What Doesn't Kill You

Rated R for language, drug use, some violence and brief sexuality.

R In Theaters 12/12/2008 , 100min.
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May 03, 2010
First part builds the foundation of the movie depicting violent action. But this becomes more than just an action movie as the criminal culture and psyche is probed. Then the human drama of the movie is developed to its conclusion, Excellent film, Ruffalo gives his finest performance to date, reminiscent of the early performances of Marlon Brando (before he became disenchanted with Hollywood).

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Village Voice
Goodman's movie tends to limp along. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Like "The Departed" and "Gone Baby Gone," What Doesn't Kill You is an engrossing, gritty, sharply written and well-acted drama set on the mean streets of South Boston. Full Review
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
A tough, authentic street drama born, bred, and shot in the no-spin zone of working-class South Boston. Full Review
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
This is a rare case of a movie that improves dramatically as it goes along. Full Review
Manohla Dargis
The New York Times
It tells a good story well, and in the process quietly says a little something about what it means to look at the American dream from the bottom up. Full Review

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