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Win It All (2017)



Critic Consensus: Win It All finds writer-director Joe Swanberg working in a comparatively mainstream vein -- and striking another collaborative spark with leading man Jake Johnson.

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Jake Johnson (New Girl) stars as small time gambler Eddie Garrett, who agrees to watch a duffel bag for an acquaintance who is heading to prison. When he discovers cash in the bag, he's unable to resist the temptation and winds up deeply in debt. When the prison release is shortened, Eddie suddenly has a small window of time to win all the money back. Directed by Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies) and co-written by Swanberg and Jake Johnson, the Netflix original film Win it All co-stars Keegan-Michael Key, Joe Lo Truglio and leading Mexican actress Aislinn Derbez. Jake Johnson and Joe Swanberg also serve as producers, along with Alex Orr.

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All Critics (40) | Top Critics (12)

Win It All is a chance to see a handful of great comic actors, Johnson chief among them, milk Swanberg's low-key narrative designs for all the comedy they're worth.

August 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Win It All is just the latest stellar collaboration between Swanberg and Johnson.

April 7, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

For the high stakes involved, Win It All feels strictly low stakes.

April 7, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

There's enough disreputable behavior bookending the righteousness, and enough solid jokes along the way, to make the effort moderately entertaining.

April 5, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

"Win It All" is a small character drama that, through improvisation, renders relationships impeccably; it's at once specific and universal. But "Win It All" is also a new look for Swanberg. It's the first film he has made that has a script.

April 3, 2017 | Full Review…
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Swanberg has delivered his most traditional movie to date -- and for this prolific filmmaker, who spent ages defying conventions, that's nothing short of a radical step forward.

April 3, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Win It All


Simple stories can offer the most sincere acting. On paper, Win It All appears a generic gambling-gone-wrong film. And while the story doesn't deviate too much from this perceived notion, the cast and characters elevate the film exponentially. Particularly, the relationship between brothers Eddie (Johnson) and Ron (Truglio) is incredibly moving and realistic. Lastly, though the film sports comedic actors like Keegan-Michael Key and Joe Lo Truglio, Win It All rarely feels like a comedy. I never found myself laughing, or on the verge of doing so. There are serious implications to the characters' actions; few of those implications positive. But generally, Win It All does manage to put you in a feel-good mood - it'll just take uneasy moments to get there.

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