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.
"It is colossally indulgent, shapeless, often fantastically and unthinkingly offensive and at all times insufferably conceited. " - Peter Bradshaw
"...a risible slab of Detroit gothic that marks an altogether inauspicious writing-directing debut for Ryan Gosling." - Justin Chang
"Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, "Lost River," is the most enthusiastically derided entry so far at this year’s Cannes Film Festival" - - Richard Corliss
"The whole project has the smell of called-in favours." - Robbie Collin
"Gosling’s original screenplay spins on relatively opaque characters." - Todd McCarthy
""Lost River" offers up a sad and broken view of a sad and broken place..." - Drew McWeeny
"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
"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
"This snazzy but forgettable vanity project" - Eric Kohn
IT DON'T MATTER but if you're REALLY bothered by the reviews then just...
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