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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 and aggressive. The joy has gone out of Phil's and Penny's life, but when an unexpected tragedy occurs, they are brought together to rediscover their love.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mike Leigh goes spelunking in search of the English soul, finds gold."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"The film feels uncomfortably real, its language and locations bearing the unmistakable stamp of authority."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"It's all quite tough going, but the actors make it difficult to look away."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Grim but really good."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"...a somber film, almost completely unrelieved by any comedy beyond the wistful everyday ironies of the working poor."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"For close to two hours the audience is forced to endure three terminally depressed, mostly inarticulate, hyper dysfunctional families for the price of one."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"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."
‑ Steven Rosen, Denver Post
"On the surface, a dreary, knuckles-down tale of a working class London family."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"There's an extended scene (the film's penultimate one) in the family's apartment with a level of verisimilitude that I doubt I'll ever forget."
‑ Mark Dujsik, Mark Reviews Movies
"Leigh and his actors succeed in making these characters human and sympathetic and, thus, all the more profoundly sad."
‑ Arthur Lazere, culturevulture.net
"An unsentimental, but nevertheless touching and sincere, reflection on the meaning of family and the fragility of love."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"It's a challenging film, one that rewards the committed filmgoer."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"All Or Nothing may seem depressing, but in fact uplifts us."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"There's no denying the downbeat nature of All or Nothing -- it's not a frivolous night at the movies. But the story of Phil and Penny wins you with its heart."
‑ Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"[An] observant film."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
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