All or Nothing
All or Nothing (2002)

A drama set in present-day London in which a supermarket checkout girl named Penny begins to fall out of love with her taxi-driver boyfriend, Phil. Their daughter Rachel cleans in a home for elderly people, and their son Rory is unemployed… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: All or Nothing's depiction of the working-class can be depressingly bleak, but the performances are wonderfully true to life.

John Anderson
Newsday

Mike Leigh goes spelunking in search of the English soul, finds gold.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

The film feels uncomfortably real, its language and locations bearing the unmistakable stamp of authority.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

It's all quite tough going, but the actors make it difficult to look away.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

For close to two hours the audience is forced to endure three terminally depressed, mostly inarticulate, hyper dysfunctional families for the price of one.

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Steven Rosen
Denver Post

Leigh makes these lives count. And he allows a gawky actor like Spall -- who could too easily become comic relief in any other film -- to reveal his impressively delicate range.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

On the surface, a dreary, knuckles-down tale of a working class London family.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

An unsentimental, but nevertheless touching and sincere, reflection on the meaning of family and the fragility of love.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's a challenging film, one that rewards the committed filmgoer.

Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

All Or Nothing may seem depressing, but in fact uplifts us.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Saskia D.
I'm not really sure how he does it, but I always get a little uncomfortable when I watch a Mike Leigh movie. Life just never gives his characters a break.
Eric Broome
"All or Nothing" is more a collection of good scenes than a good film. Laboriously workshopped in director Mike Leigh's usual fashion, the story… More
Anthony Lawrie
Gone has Mike Leigh's usual signature humour here but at All or Nothing's core is his usual basic message that no matter how bleak or desperate life… More
Daisy Maduro
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Gordon A
Grim but genuine study of a struggling working class family and their world on a London estate. Particularly disturbing is the feeling each successive… More
Barry Lappin
I dont think I have been so utterly depressed whilst watching a film as I was for this one. If you are suicidal or have lost a loved one you do not want to get… More