Going All the Way
Going All the Way (1997)

Set in 1950s Indianapolis, this moving, meandering drama follows the coming-of-age of two recently returned Korean War veterans who, despite their obvious differences, form a friendship that sustains them through the trials ahead of them.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 1, 2001
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71%
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23%


Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Its themes may feel overly familiar, but Going All the Way is set apart from other period coming-of-age films by the strength of its performances.

Todd McCarthy
Variety

Wakefield's trenchant coming-of-age tale uses a classic pairing of utterly contrasting types to ground his exploration of innocence and experience, of complacency and the thirst for adventure...

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

Even if it's too self-conscious, Going All the Way, set in 1950s Indianapolis, nevertheless has a mix of the sweet and the forlorn that somehow works.

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Michael Dequina
Movie Poop Shoot

This funny, oddly moving little film is distinguished by some fine acting.

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Time Out

The leading men never quite show us the essence of their unlikely friendship.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I'm a decade younger than the characters in this movie, but I grew up in a time and place not far from the film's psychic setting. I recognized much.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Ultimately it's goofy and a little bit confusing, but a few of its insights are worthwhile, if far from unique in this genre.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

The only thing that sets it apart from so many forgettable period piece coming-of-age stories is that it has been put together with a degree of care and skill.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

An old-fashioned coming-of-age story with a newfangled art-film look...

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Lael Loewenstein
Boxoffice Magazine

Davies and Affleck, though actors of different styles, share a genuine rapport, and their scenes together seem honest and compassionate.

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