Punch-Drunk Love Synopsis
An oddball (Adam Sandler) follows his dream woman (Emily Watson) to Hawaii.
Read Full Synopsis

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings

78
SEE ALL CRITIC REVIEWS
100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Anderson orchestrates a comic romance like no other. The effect is intoxicating. Sandler and the movie will knock you for a loop.
Full Review
100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
With its feverish, percussive soundtrack and bravura cinematography, is like a bolt from the blue, chock-full of unexpected delight.
Full Review
88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Whether Adam Sandler can actually act is not actually answered in Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love. But he's great in it.
Full Review
88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's a honey of a performance: controlled, achingly human, and funny in the deepest ways.
Full Review
88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
An Adam Sandler movie with class, and if that sounds like an oxymoron, so be it. The movie is a happy nightmare of silly-smart movie comedy...
Full Review
88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Despite its title, Punch-Drunk Love is never heavy-handed. The jabs it employs are short, carefully placed and dead-center.
Full Review
88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film is exhilarating to watch because Sandler, liberated from the constraints of formula, reveals unexpected depths as an actor.
Full Review
83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Deeply rich and strange new romantic comedy.
Full Review
80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Difficult too, and certainly problematic, but it's sometimes quite wonderful. Do see it if you're curious about one-of-a-kind films, and if...
Full Review
75

San Francisco Chronicle

By
Sweet-natured, meticulously observed love story.
Full Review

Adam sandlers best movie by far

By mhdsports
...

More Info

Rated R | For Strong Language and Scene of Sexual Dialogue
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Odd romantic journey for adults and older teens.
Read the Common Sense Media Review
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF