Begin Again

Begin Again

Begin Again

The writer-director of Once returns to the music romance scene, putting Mark Ruffalo in the shoes of a failed exec who happens upon Keira Knightley’s singer-songwriter performing in a bar, having suffered a cold dumping from her now-ex-boyfriend. When he gets an earful of her talents, the pair decides to jumpstart each other’s careers by setting up gigs all around the Manhattan streets. Co-stars Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Catherine Keener (Performance) and musicians Mos Def, CeeLo Green and Maroon 5's Adam Levine.

2013Rating: M, Coarse language104 minsUSA
ComedyDramaMusicRomance
83%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

An upbeat outing.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The gentle lightning of Once doesn't strike twice for Carney, but his latest music movie has charm beneath its slick surface.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

False moments far outweigh the genuine ones.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A large part of the problem is that the music, which is supposed to provide heart, soul and artistic bona fides, ranges from passable to terrible.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's all a bit easy - though quite nicely performed - and Knightley is never entirely convincing ...

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film's quiet pleasures creep up on you.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Knightley and Ruffalo make for one of the most unusual engaging couples of the year.

4.0
0

...Like this film the same way as to like 'Once' which was so very romantic and sweet. This was more of the stock standard romance we all expect to see on the big screen. This movie I should have taken my Grandmother to as it was so very safe and squeaky clean. I watched on a study break and felt like studying before the movie was finished so that is not...

2.0
0

Old Mark Ruffulo proving that he can still turn heads. He hit the nail on the head with this one. The music industry knows how to have a good time. Keira was putty in his hands. Would have liked to of seen a bit more happen between them but it ain't that kind of film mores the pity. Keira had a nice voice and she should have slammed Rufulo while she had the...

3.0
0

It rythms perfectly!!!

4.0
0

Fantastic performances by Ruffalo and Knightley, interesting premise on the recording of an album, and full of heart.

4.0
0

The first two thirds of the movie is pretty formulaic, 'been there seen that' fare. The last third I thought very good as it avoided the obvious cliché ending (which I wont divulge). Well acted and I thought the music was very good. Overall, a pleasant movie

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An upbeat outing.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The gentle lightning of Once doesn't strike twice for Carney, but his latest music movie has charm beneath its slick surface.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

False moments far outweigh the genuine ones.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A large part of the problem is that the music, which is supposed to provide heart, soul and artistic bona fides, ranges from passable to terrible.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's all a bit easy - though quite nicely performed - and Knightley is never entirely convincing ...

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film's quiet pleasures creep up on you.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Knightley and Ruffalo make for one of the most unusual engaging couples of the year.

4.0
0

...Like this film the same way as to like 'Once' which was so very romantic and sweet. This was more of the stock standard romance we all expect to see on the big screen. This movie I should have taken my Grandmother to as it was so very safe and squeaky clean. I watched on a study break and felt like studying before the movie was finished so that is not...

2.0
0

Old Mark Ruffulo proving that he can still turn heads. He hit the nail on the head with this one. The music industry knows how to have a good time. Keira was putty in his hands. Would have liked to of seen a bit more happen between them but it ain't that kind of film mores the pity. Keira had a nice voice and she should have slammed Rufulo while she had...

3.0
0

It rythms perfectly!!!

4.0
0

Fantastic performances by Ruffalo and Knightley, interesting premise on the recording of an album, and full of heart.

4.0
0

The first two thirds of the movie is pretty formulaic, 'been there seen that' fare. The last third I thought very good as it avoided the obvious cliché ending (which I wont divulge). Well acted and I thought the music was very good. Overall, a pleasant movie

3.0
0