Magnolia Synopsis
Coincidence and fate link several people (Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Tom Cruise).
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The kind of brilliantly weirdo picture that, by all rights, shouldn't have gotten made at all but this time, miraculously, was.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The kind of film I instinctively respond to. Leave logic at the door. Do not expect subdued taste and restraint, but instead a kind of...
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
One of the best movies of the year--startling, innovative, hugely funny and powerfully, courageously moving.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The most imperfect of the year's best movies, Magnolia's flaws are easily forgiven because they are the result of go-for-broke ambition.
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85

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
An exhilarating and at times operatic film.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Anderson's big, showy flower of a movie unfurls brilliantly, each plot petal a thing of exquisite design. Then it ripens. Then it...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Anderson, 29, does so much in Magnolia, with such nerve, with wily humor and out-of-the-blue bravado, that the film's flaws and lapses...
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Magnolia is "Short Cuts" with hope. It's my kind of mess.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
At times, Anderson may be too brilliant for his own good, and there is a risk that viewers will tire of the director's relentlessly...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
But while this terrific cast gets to strut and preen, it's difficult to make an emotional connection with most of them.
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Rated R | For Sexuality, Language, Drug Use and Violence