All Good Things
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Inspired by the most notorious missing person's case in New York history, ALL GOOD THINGS is a love story and murder mystery set against the backdrop of a New York real estate dynasty in the 1980s. Produced and directed by Andrew Jarecki (director of the Academy Award-nominated doc Capturing the Friedmans and producer of Catfish), the film was inspired by the story of Robert Durst, scion of the wealthy Durst family. Mr. Durst was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Kathie who disappeared in 1982 and was never found. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Duel drops us into a pool of languid provincial life ( ... ) Kosashvili gets the delicate falling ending of short fiction that is so hard to achieve on screen."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, Film Comment Magazine
"David (Gosling) finds potential salvation in Katie (Kirsten Dunst), a free spirit so saintlike that she verges on caricature."
‑ Laura Kern, Film Comment Magazine
"One can't help but think that veteran documentarian Jarecki chose to rework this material as drama to benefit his career, not the story. The result is a disjointed art film that opts for ambiguity over clarity..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"All Good Things is curiously underwhelming."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"a rather meticulously-detailed period piece that fails almost completely to offer up any human interest in its pursuit of human truth."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Ryan Gosling is sadly miscast as the villain in this poorly-written drama."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Generally interesting but lost in the year-end shuffle"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"...a movie suspended between bold novelistic invention and journalistic reserve. Be it demerit or credit, Jarecki is no Truman Capote and All Good Things is no In Cold Blood."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"While the acting is superb and the film worth viewing, in this odd straddle between fact and fiction, the filmmakers miss the chance to bring more fictive power to the tale."
‑ Kimberly Gadette, Indie Movies Online
"...little more than 100 minutes of this-then-that storytelling that offers up a possible (even believable) explanation for its unsolved murder-mystery, but leaves the audience wholly unsatisfied with and unmoved by its conclusions."
‑ Jeff Meyers, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"It's not a glossy crime thriller, it's not a Freudian family study, it's not the tale of a doomed romance. It's a sloppy mishmash of all those things that adds up to nothing at all."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Jarecki never settles on what kind of story he wants to tell with these elements, and despite good performances, "All Good Things" veers awkwardly from love story to tragedy, from true-life mystery to black comedy."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Dunst shines brightly and puts on an acting showcase worthy of awards recognition in the supporting actress category. The picture loses its luster when her character disappears."
‑ Keith Cohen, Entertainment Spectrum
"It's a heavy, moody film, mimicking in its form something of the mental state of its central character, which is a nifty trick."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"It describes a marriage that looks fine at first, but slowly turns into hell. It shows a man who seems pretty normal at first, but who later seems to turn into a psychopathic killer."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
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