Everybody's Fine Reviews
12.04.09 by reelz
This is feel-good Christmas entertainment that looks to be about as bland and non-threatening as its title. Is Robert De Niro just biding time until next summer's Little Fockers?
"All that could redeem this thoroughly foreseeable unfolding [story] would be colorful characters and good acting. Everybody's Fine comes close, but not close enough."
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Though a bit too artful to merit the pejorative 'tearjerker' label, the film is rigorously streamlined to deliver a good emotional uppercut by the end, and purely on the strength of its craft, it connects. But aside from an atypically mannered Robert De Niro, there's very little new to see along the way."
— Andrew Barker, Variety
"...a low point in De Niro's career."
— Robert Wilonsky, Village Voice
"...a calculatedly soppy, seasonally phony Americanized remake of Giuseppe Tornatore's 1990 Stanno Tutti Bene..."
— Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"The film's superficially handsome, high-definition widescreen frame is the equivalent of a Godiva box holding stale chocolates..."
— Bill Weber, Slant Magazine