Nearly a dozen random themes and characters have been Scotch-taped together into a single mess.
- Rafer Guzman, Newsday, December 09, 2011
An apt title that sadly recalls lesser ensemble pieces like "Playing by Heart," while wanting to be "Grand Canyon."
- Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, December 04, 2011
Any movie that calls itself Answers to Nothing ought to be 100 percent sure it's about something.
- Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle, December 02, 2011
It begins with Dane Cook procuring sperm to impregnate his desperate wife with a little help from his mistress - and goes steadily downhill from there.
- Lou Lumenick, New York Post, December 02, 2011
There's a lack of real conclusiveness to many of the film's characters and situations.
- Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, December 01, 2011
Some fine performances and an embrace of understatement make Matthew Leutwyler's oddly titled "Answers to Nothing" a respectable entry in the multiple-stories-that-interlock genre.
- Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, December 01, 2011
The trick for a movie with this many loosely connected people is to find the magic or tragedy or thought that arranges them into some kind of galaxy.
- Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, December 01, 2011
Even in the best ensembles, there's always a weak character, someone we're relieved to get away from so that we can get back to the people who interest us. Here, we can't wait to get away from pretty much all of them.
- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, December 01, 2011
The connections seem less immediate and significant, and so the movie sometimes seems based on a group of separate short stories.
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, December 01, 2011
The most embarrassing project on co-star Barbara Hershey's resume.
- Aaron Hillis, Village Voice, November 29, 2011
This somber drama is well crafted and watchable but lacks the distinctive story content, style and standout performances to become more than a serviceable reboot of familiar ideas.
- Dennis Harvey, Variety, November 29, 2011
The title is an understatement.
- David Fear, Time Out New York, November 29, 2011
Tasteless and out of touch right down to its foundation, embarrassingly unaware that Crash-like, hyperlink narratives went out with bird-flu paranoia.
- R. Kurt Osenlund, Slant Magazine, December 01, 2011
Answers To Nothing's thinly drawn characters orbit one another like fading satellites until their stories intersect and overlap in arbitrary ways.
- Nathan Rabin, AV Club, December 01, 2011