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Licorice Pizza Reviews

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February 1, 2022
The two leads, musician Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman, each in their feature film debut, are remarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 31, 2022
Paul Thomas Anderson takes us on a surreal trip through 1970s Los Angeles with a masterwork display of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 29, 2022
In spite of its will they/won't day initial set up, Paul Thomas Anderson relies on the strength of its characters to takes us on a beautifully crafted trip down memory lane.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 27, 2022
Licorice Pizza is more than Anderson returning to places that have been good to him in the past. This is a paean to a tarnished golden age.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 27, 2022
Master filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights) returns to the setting of his earlier breakout movies for this tender, nostalgic hangout movie.
January 27, 2022
Licorice Pizza probably isn't at the top of the PTA heap, but rather more middle of the pack. And hey - that's fine. Mid-tier Anderson still gets you one of the best films of the year, which this very much is.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 23, 2022
One may be able to even overlook it's structural flaws because Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman are so wonderful together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 21, 2022
Licorice Pizza takes an arm's-length embrace of nostalgia. Anderson doesn't turn a blind eye to reality-he heightens it, weighting it with meaning, reflecting the romance of hindsight and adolescent abandon.
January 20, 2022
Licorice Pizza's dialogue, cinematography, music, performances and locations work together to create a seamless world that is both nostalgic and deeply inviting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2022
Paul Thomas Anderson knowns how to package everything in beautiful images and atmospheric arrangements. [Full review in Spanish]
January 16, 2022
...a distressingly disappointing (and pervasively middling) effort from a once flawless filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 14, 2022
This is easily the American eccentric's best film because his usual indie-movie flaws - obscure themes, cynical perspective, and technical showing-off - are mitigated by a rare, relatable narrative.
January 13, 2022
Anderson's foray into the world of young adulthood combines Linklater's lackadaisical vignettes with Ashby's hopeless dreamers.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 13, 2022
One thing I really like about this movie is the way it's structured, because it's meandering and it's loose [but] all these little moments, they feel like stories and anecdotes and memories that have been told and recounted many times.
January 13, 2022
A gift for movie screens. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 13, 2022
This is a very entertaining film with some fine performances, some unexpected story lines, and some real poignancy to go with its humor and romance. It is a good distraction from the increasingly desperate times we live in.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 13, 2022
Its languid 133-minute running time is almost exclusively dedicated to watching people hanging out in individual moments, with an almost defiant refusal to make connections.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 12, 2022
It's that kind of movie where life just happens. I was really impressed with how Paul Thomas Anderson would take small characters, and just for a moment it was their story.
January 12, 2022
Licorice Pizza is a little like Gary; it tries so hard to win you over that at first you may resist. Scene by scene, though, I found myself slipping into its groove.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 12, 2022
A delightful, delicious swirl of ingredients--like a licorice pizza--for a feel-good coming-of-age story that will charm its way into your heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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