Written May 04, 2016
Let me state that I love PTA. Have absolutely loved all his movies and was hoping to love this one too. It was nicely shot but so overacted it was hard to believe. I felt like I was watching a mockumentary of a method acting class. The music by Johnny Greenwood was also overwrought and distracting. Huge Disappoinment
Written April 30, 2016
Great film! Fantastic performances. Joachim Phoenix gives an award worthy performance as does Philip Seymour Hoffman - and the rest of the cast is amazing also. The sound track is ground-breaking and heightens the drama in unexpected and crucial ways. This is the kind of movie that both entertains and makes people think! Would like to see a lot more movies of this caliber in the AMC theaters! Go AMC!
Written August 30, 2016
I love almost all kinds of movies. However, I found this movie truly disgusting and having no purpose. It tries to masquerade as art, but it fails beyond miserably. Joaquin Phoenix does look like a miserable, sick alcoholic, so he did succeed at that. It is filled with closeups of Phillip saying nonsense over and over. I would never recommend that anyone see this movie. Safe your money; believe me, I would love to get mine back.
Written February 10, 2016
Excellent acting but no storyline whatsoever. 2+ hours of boredom. Almost no one in the theatre. One couple left after about 30 minutes. I should have joined the exodus.
Written August 04, 2015
The hype for this plodding piece of film is so wrong. Although the acting is great, save the overly melodramatic performance of Amy Adams who I love, there is simply no story there....2 1/2 hrs of my life I can never get back...