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Licorice Pizza Reviews

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December 29, 2021
Stars are born in Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman, but even if you can table the age-gap premise, it's still a meandering slice of coming-of-age pie that is just as insular as its inside-baseball title.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 20, 2021
Licorice Pizza is a film for men who fantasized about dating their babysitters when they were teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 22, 2021
Not only is the central love story completely misguided, but the film also falls apart the longer it goes. A messy script from a usual great writer.
December 28, 2021
Licorice Pizza features some sweet confections which elicit smiles and an occasional laugh, but the movie turns sour when it tries too hard.
November 23, 2021
There are scenes that I suspect are to be seen as humorous but instead just left me feeling empty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 26, 2021
For every shining moment, there are others that range from head-scratching to unnecessarily wrong.
December 20, 2021
Licorice Pizza goes on for too long, ending up as a jumble of bell-bottoms and nostalgia. Like its title, the ingredients here just don't blend together into anything worth chewing on.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 8, 2022
It's one of those cases where the intentions are awesome and the result disjointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 3, 2021
A meandering nostalgia trap...Paul Thomas Anderson's latest movie makes the 1970s dreamy but lacks the edge of his earlier films.
December 22, 2021
Licorice Pizza isn't cinema. It's gaslighting on an epic scale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 30, 2021
I found the film vulnerable and intimate, but also strung together with cotton candy threads that disintegrated as each scene passed while leaving little impression.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 14, 2021
Inauthentic and overlong, feels like the bastard child of "Almost Famous" and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" sprinkled with some French New Wave vibe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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 2, 2022
This movie nothing but a big bag of nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 3, 2021
As I watched, I couldn't develop much fondness for this portrait of life in the San Fernando Valley during the 1970s.
January 16, 2022
...a distressingly disappointing (and pervasively middling) effort from a once flawless filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 10, 2022
The acting is great; the script is not.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 24, 2021
Licorice Pizza is broadly affectionate ... Anderson depends on that feeling to go a long way, but everything surrounding it is so slight that the movie's range is limited.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 2, 2022
The fullest expression yet of a certain kind of narrative antipathy that has crept into Anderson's toolkit and almost overwhelmed his last outing, the frequently dreadful Phantom Thread.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 24, 2021
Licorice Pizza feels pleased with how casual and effortless it is, which is the exact opposite of being casual and effortless.
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