IMDb > Brian Goodman > News
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDesk
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDesk
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

News for
Brian Goodman (I) More at IMDbPro »

Connect with IMDb

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2002

2 items from 2013

DVD Review - What Doesn't Kill You (2008)

2 September 2013 4:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

What Doesn't Kill You, 2008.

Directed by Brian Goodman.

Starring Ethan Hawke, Mark Ruffalo, Amanda Peet, Will Lyman, Brian Goodman and Donnie Wahlberg.


Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship.

What Doesn’t Kill You is the personal story of writer and director Brian Goodman – detailing the events of his early life when he was involved in the Irish gangs of Boston. Although released in a limited number of screens in 2008, this film is a relative unknown due to the fact that its original distributor, Yari Film Group, folded due to financial pressures – the reason it’s taken over five years to arrive on DVD.

If you’re not really sure what this film may really be about, think of the Ben Affleck picture, The Town. Now, remove any glamorous sheen »

- Flickering Myth

Permalink | Report a problem

‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ Review

23 July 2013 3:19 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke, Amanda Peet, Donnie Wahlberg | Written by Brian Goodman, Paul T. Murray & Donnie Wahlberg | Directed by Brian Goodman

There’s something of a recurring theme with my DVD reviews, that of the film with a protracted release schedule and incredibly misleading cover image. In the case of What Doesn’t Kill You the year was 2008 and the picture is that of an exploding truck surrounded by Swat cops. There’s a scene with a similar truck and some cops are involved but there’s neither an explosion nor any intense action sequence of that level.

I didn’t know what the cover looked like going in, mind, so it didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the film, a ‘based on true events’ cautionary tale about two childhood friends (played by Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke) who get involved in organised crime at a young age »

- Mark Allen

Permalink | Report a problem

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2002

2 items from 2013, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners