What Doesn't Kill You

2008

Crime / Drama

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 65%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 47%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 12199

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Cast

Jay Giannone as Matt
Brian Goodman as Pat Kelly
Susan Garibotto as Paulie's Mother
Lindsey McKeon as Nicole
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1 hr 40 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MartinHafer 7 / 10

Well made and a good film....it's just a shame you may not think this until very late in the movie.

"What Doesn't Kill You" is apparently based on the life of the writer/director of the film, Brian Goodman. I assume the character Brian Reilly (Mark Ruffalo) in the film is supposed to be Goodman.

The first 80% of the film is unpleasant....you should be aware of this. It follows the low-life exploits of Brian and his pal, Paulie (Ethan Hawke). When I say exploits, I mostly mean criminal behaviors as the pair were apparently low-level hoods in Boston years ago. Their crimes included mostly shakedowns as well as drug use...but they even were involved in the kidnapping...of a dog! Because their actions were so violent and selfish, I really disliked this film...and it wasn't until later in the picture, when Brian got tired of the life, that it became interesting and involved me.

The bottom line is that the movie is very well made and the acting quite nice. It's just that wading through the awfulness of Brian and Paulie's lives...that takes a lot of patience. If you stick with it, you will, fortunately, be rewarded.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 6 / 10

Overly familiar crime drama with a top lead performance

WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU is a film which has familiarity working against it. It's a working class crime drama about a couple of brothers who live in a world of petty theft, general criminality and drugs, and the story sees one of them trying to go straight and make good for his family. The film is based on the experiences of writer/director Brian Goodman, but the tropes are so similar to many films which have come before that the viewer feels rather jaded by it all.

Saying that, the film does have one saving grace, which is a lead role for Mark Ruffalo. Others like Donnie Wahlberg and Ethan Hawke are okay, but it's Ruffalo who shines in a star-making turn here. Ruffalo has been one of my favourite modern actors in Hollywood for a while, delivering compelling performances in ZODIAC and SPOTLIGHT among others, and he's equally authentic here; you can see the anguish lurking behind his eyes. Without Ruffalo, this would have been a slog to sit through; with him it's pretty decent.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 7 / 10

Familiar low life story

Life long friends Brian Reilly (Mark Ruffalo) and Paulie McDougan (Ethan Hawke) are from South Boston struggling in a life of crime. The movie starts with an armor truck robbery. Then it flashbacks to kids doing petty theft. As young men, they are thugs for the local boss. Times are tough and they're reduced to a job dognapping a poodle. Brian is a bad druggie husband to Stacy Reilly (Amanda Peet) and the kids. The duo starts robbing drug dealers which gets them into trouble. Brian gets shot badly and then they're arrested.

It's another movie about the low life in South Boston. It has a couple of great actors doing good jobs. It has the sense of the place. However there are better movies of its kind elsewhere. Its main failing is the comparison. Nevertheless Ruffalo does an outstanding performance.

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