19 Reasons It Doesn’t Matter How Good Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut Is

Gosling’s first film on the other side of the camera isn’t getting great reviews. BUT THAT DOESN’T MATTER AT ALL.

1. “It is colossally indulgent, shapeless, often fantastically and unthinkingly offensive and at all times insufferably conceited. ” - Peter Bradshaw

3. “…a risible slab of Detroit gothic that marks an altogether inauspicious writing-directing debut for Ryan Gosling.” - Justin Chang

Carousel Productions

5. “Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, “Lost River,” is the most enthusiastically derided entry so far at this year’s Cannes Film Festival” - - Richard Corliss

7. “The whole project has the smell of called-in favours.” - Robbie Collin

Carousel Productions

9. “Gosling’s original screenplay spins on relatively opaque characters.” - Todd McCarthy

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment


11. “”Lost River” offers up a sad and broken view of a sad and broken place…” - Drew McWeeny

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

13. “The film is ultimately kind of juvenile and dumb, and there are more moments where you’ll roll your eyes rather than inwardly applauding.” - Oliver Lyttelton


15. “Ryan Gosling’s heavily-hyped directorial debut turns out to be an over-cooked affair that lacks much needed wit and humour to go alongside its self-aware art intentions.” - Mark Adams

17. “This snazzy but forgettable vanity project” - Eric Kohn

19. IT DON’T MATTER but if you’re REALLY bothered by the reviews then just…

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

  Your Reaction?

    Starting soon, you'll only be able to post a comment on BuzzFeed using a Facebook account or via our app. If you have questions or thoughts, email us here.


    Now Buzzing