100

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
It takes cojones for a filmmaker to chase Fassbinder's ghost, but it takes heart and talent to damn near catch up with it.
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90

NPR

Laurence Anyways flows naturally, both thematically and stylistically, from Dolan's previous movies; here, though, he succeeds more than ever at incorporating his visual idiosyncrasies into the narrative. In "I Killed My Mother" and even more so in "Heartbeats," the director's long slow-motion sequences and overbearing, eclectic soundtracks could feel like crutches, overused particularly during characters' moments of vulnerability.
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80

Empire

By David Hughes
It's hard to imagine that the prodigiously gifted Dolan is still in his early twenties. This is another work of marvellous maturity and assurance.
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80

Total Film

By James Mottram
Dolan never flinches across this bold, brassy piece; it’s confidently directed, stylishly shot, passionately acted and evocatively scored.
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80

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Laurence Anyways is like a big, ornate, overstuffed pillow of a movie. It’s attractive and comfortable, even if there’s just too much of it.
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80

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Forgive this film its marvelous moodiness — someone needs to go there once in a while.
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75

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
The movie contains an epic scope that feels out of sync with the smallness of its plot; you get the idea by the first act and then Laurence's world simply hangs there for another two hours like a slo-mo shrug.
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75

RogerEbert.com

A gifted writer, Dolan likes to give his characters poignant mouthfuls, and you can tell the actors revel in his language.
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75

The Playlist

By Kevin Jagernauth
Unwieldy and unkempt but both moving and dizzying to experience, Laurence Anyways is Dolan's grandest statement yet.
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70

Variety

By Rob Nelson
The clearest achievement of Dolan’s typically self-indulgent eye-popper comes in equating its gender-bending protagonist’s metamorphoses with those in any relationship that lasts for years.
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73 out of 100
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