Answers to Nothing
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Against the backdrop of a missing girl case, lost souls throughout Los Angeles search for meaning and redemption and affect each other in ways they don't always see. -- (C) Roadside Attractions

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Nearly a dozen random themes and characters have been Scotch-taped together into a single mess."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"It begins with Dane Cook procuring sperm to impregnate his desperate wife with a little help from his mistress - and goes steadily downhill from there."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Reaches rather nakedly for early Paul Thomas Anderson territory, but the copped moves come off less as artful homage and more as the nervous half-formed duplications of a mentee who's left the nest too soon."
‑ Brent Simon,
"In the inexplicably titled 'Answers to Nothing,' a film you might inadvertently wander into this weekend if you're unlucky"
‑ James Verniere, Boston Herald
"An overlong bunch of intertwining stories, none of which is worth the viewer's time."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"An apt title that sadly recalls lesser ensemble pieces like "Playing by Heart," while wanting to be "Grand Canyon.""
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"There's a lack of real conclusiveness to many of the film's characters and situations."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"With his latest effort 'Answers to Nothing,' co-writer-director Matthew Leutwyler appears to have confused glum with profound."
‑ Dan Lybarger, KC Active
"Tasteless and out of touch right down to its foundation, embarrassingly unaware that Crash-like, hyperlink narratives went out with bird-flu paranoia."
‑ R. Kurt Osenlund, Slant Magazine
"Will make you hate words--and these idiots who refuse to stop saying them without actually saying anything at all."
‑ Matt Pais, RedEye
"Any movie that calls itself Answers to Nothing ought to be 100 percent sure it's about something."
‑ Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle
"Some fine performances and an embrace of understatement make Matthew Leutwyler's oddly titled "Answers to Nothing" a respectable entry in the multiple-stories-that-interlock genre."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Some impassioned performances ease the flow of gloom, but it's a long, steady walk to the noose for a picture in dire need of Prozac and some fresh air."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"A Short Cuts full of self-pitying sociopaths, Answers to Nothing follows its characters toward a succession of increasingly queasy conclusions it tries to pass off as heartfelt and human."
‑ Alison Willmore, Movieline
"The baleful influence of Paul Haggis's multi-narrative Oscar-winner Crash (2004) continues with Matthew Leutwyler's trite contraption."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
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