A Million Little Pieces Reviews

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September 18, 2019
A sober portrait about rehabilitation that's more stimulating in the conversation of what it shows and leaves out. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 16, 2019
Sam Taylor-Johnson's powerful photographic style, often dreamlike, is condensed in her new film with sequences of great strength, and the last and metaphorical plane is a good sample. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 9, 2019
Excessively conventional. [Full review in Spanish]
September 3, 2019
James [Frey's] journey through this stint in rehab stubbornly refuses to take the usual route... And it's this sense of realism, combined with the raw performances, that makes the film memorable.
September 3, 2019
It's nothing you haven't seen a hundred times before
September 2, 2019
This close character study in an extreme social setting shuns exploitation, but lacks compensatory power of its own.
September 2, 2019
When Billy Bob Thornton turns up as a gangster in a onesie, he's not the one overacting.
September 1, 2019
It covers all the normal messy, shivery, violently angry ground but benefits from an unexpectedly warm heart, a decent central turn from Taylor-Johnson and a touchingly funny performance from Billy Bob Thornton.
August 31, 2019
Sam Taylor-Johnson hits us hard with the visuals, and there are moments when A Million Little Pieces edges dangerously close to theatrical music video.
August 31, 2019
This one is acted with commitment and often beautifully shot (a crucial event is shown reflected in the polished surface of a bathtub), but adds little to what has gone before.
August 31, 2019
It's tough to watch, which of course is no criticism; done properly, films like this always are. But it suffers unnecessarily from a dearth of characterisation.
August 30, 2019
Despite some great directorial flourishes and performances, the film does addiction a disservice.
August 30, 2019
It falls very much into cliché and artifice.
August 30, 2019
Powered by the magnetic Aaron Taylor-Johnson, it's rough around the edges, but still intoxicating.
August 30, 2019
for the greatest stretch this is dull slog
August 30, 2019
The result is disappointingly dull, the equivalent of buying sham weed. You wait for something to happen, but ... nothing.
August 30, 2019
The director's take is straight, and earnest in tone, but the film is inevitably undone by [James] Frey's own fabrications.
August 29, 2019
A Million Little Pieces is an artistic and visually pleasing portrayal of the recovery process, but what it fails to do is tell the story of the man going through it.
August 29, 2019
This is far from the syrupy, audience-coddling portrait that a higher-budget picture would almost certainly have inflicted on the material.
August 28, 2019
An opening title card coyly quotes Mark Twain: "I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened." As the credits roll two fanciful hours later, you will know the feeling.
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