A Long Way Down
A Long Way Down (2014)

Four lost souls - a disgraced TV presenter, a foul-mouthed teen, an isolated single mother and a solipsistic muso - decide to end their lives on the same night, New Year's Eve. When this disillusioned quartet of strangers meet… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 9, 2014
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Tonally jumbled and conceptually ill-advised, A Long Way Down bungles its source material and wastes a talented cast.

Jason Clark
Entertainment Weekly

The movie criminally wastes Sam Neill and Rosamund Pike in barely there supporting roles, and the picture has exactly two tones: grim and gooey. They do not coexist harmoniously.

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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic

Tackles the topic of life-ending despair with all the delicacy and grace of a Hallmark greeting card.

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Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

"A Long Way Down" doesn't bother to explore its characters on any substantial level and comes close to offending in how flippant the whole thing is to the subject of suicide.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Whatever the intent of the filmmakers, a story that hinges on existential despair requires at least a modicum of emotional credulity.

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Serena Donadoni
Village Voice

Author Nick Hornby establishes a tone of sentimental black humor, and director Pascal Chaumeil orchestrates the encounter as the formation of rag-tag band where each player gets a stirring solo number.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

A very long way down indeed.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

As British comedy sometimes will, "A Long Way Down" has an occasional attack of the cutes, but the actors' commitment keeps the movie on the plus side.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

There's not much meat here - just a slightly smart setup without any followthrough.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

It lunges along in predictable fashion through a series of quirky contrivances that might be tasteless if they weren't so trite.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Really quite lovely. I didn't like Nick Hornby's book due to its multiple narrators schtick, but the cinematic treatment only switches once per… More
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Film Crazy
A richly dark comedy that is simply pleasant yet no real substance to the story.
Panta Oz
I love British dark comedies, and I decided to watch this one directed by Pascal Chaumeil, loosely based on author Nick Hornby's 2005 novel, A Long Way… More
Al S
A fun, charming and heartbreaking combination of comedy and drama. It's inspiring, compelling and utterly original. A wonderfully character developed and… More