All The Light In The Sky
All The Light In The Sky (2013)

Adams (Happiness, HBO's "Hung," Little Children, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, among countless others) stars as an actress living in Malibu who faces harsh realities of the industry as her age exempts her from more… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 20, 2013
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joel Arnold
NPR

Where the film excels is in capturing the quiet revelations in Marie's life over the few days it chronicles - revelations that represent the aftermath of choices made years before, when expectations were higher.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

No shot looks like it was set up, and, fictional names aside, it's never clear whether actors are speaking in-character or voicing their own opinions.

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Dan Sullivan
Film Comment Magazine

For a filmmaker whose work is mostly about the overdue onset of adulthood, it makes sense that Swanberg's first film to zero in on the subject of aging is only interested in middle age as the flipside of youth on the existential coin.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Without preaching, "All the Light in the Sky" poses questions that are worth asking, even if we know the answers.

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Andrew Barker
Variety

Anyone who has lived in Los Angeles for more than a few years will recognize the character type Adams plays here, though it's never been articulated quite so well on film.

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Travis Hopson
Examiner.com

Clearly, this is a film dear to her heart as it touches on aging and the superficiality of Hollywood, but this formless, momentum-free indie isn't just a snoozer, it's downright comatose.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Swanberg ... has a knack for catching human behavior at its most unguarded.

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Inkoo Kang
Village Voice

[A] tediously naturalistic and fairly pointless no-budget indie about the compromises of middle-aged femininity.

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Sheila O'Malley
RogerEbert.com

Adams, yet again, commands the screen with authenticity and simplicity, but the film lacks commitment.

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