The Go-Getter 2007

Critics score:
42 / 100

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David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture: Martin Hynes's first film, The Go-Getter, is an especially wonderful addition to the [road movie] genre, with the right -- flickering -- mixture of loneliness and enchantment, and with jokes that come at you from just around the bend. Read more

Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times: There are moments of beauty here, but not enough to make up for the mannered dialogue and hamstrung performances. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: The first road movie that could fit into the mumblecore genre of dithering youth angst: The Go-Getter travels, but it doesn't go anywhere. Read more

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail: A fairly well-made picture that's just been fairly well-made too many times before, a knock-off of a thousand other knock-offs. Read more

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: Read more

Peter Howell, Toronto Star: The transition from the slopes of Sundance to the hard streets of everywhere else is the artistic equivalent of the bends. Read more

Maitland McDonagh, Time Out: Read more

Todd McCarthy, Variety: Writer-director Martin Hynes takes advantage of the vast possibilities of the open road and what can only be refashioned personal experience to invigorate The Go-Getter, an unusually fresh-feeling indie with a nice sense of style. Read more

Aaron Hillis, Village Voice: If you can look past writer-director Martin Hynes's familiar fest formula, his film modestly rewards with gorgeous sun-spotted cinematography, tender digressions in rather brave quantities, and believably charming dialogue. Read more