Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

Alice Hyatt (played by Ellen Burstyn, who won an Oscar for her performance) is a widowed mother with a growing son (Alfred Lutter). Left penniless after her husband's death, Alice and her son head for Monterey, where Alice hopes to… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 17, 2004
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

As a whole it's a distended bore.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is an American comedy of the sort of vitality that dazzles European film critics and we take for granted.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Despite the early stylistic flourishes, Alice is a mostly naturalistic venture from Scorsese, and not that indicative of what would follow in his career. But it's a fantastic combination of these two seemingly divisive styles.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Scorsese's warm and witty blending of the road movie with the conventions of the women's weepie is a delight.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Not always successful, but packed with energy and a lively Oscar-winning performance by Burstyn.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is a touching and poignant movie which speaks to both sexes about the power of equality and the struggle for independence.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie's filled with brilliantly done individual scenes.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Pulsing with nervous energy, Scorsese's camera is in a state of continuous discovery

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Burstyn won a well-deserved Oscar for her performance, and she is matched in expertise by Ladd and Tayback, but the acting cannot conceal the storyline's shortcomings.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This was Martin Scorsese's fourth feature film, and his first as a Hollywood studio production. It's also his first, and so far only film to be… More
Jennifer D
All right. I tried to get through this. I really did. I was just so bored and so uninterested in the characters I could not for the life of me suffer through… More
Mark Hobin
Robert Getchell's script was nominated for an Oscar and it's ingenious in the way it fashions everyday difficulties into an intimately engaging saga.… More
Aditya Gokhale
Martin Scorsese's 1974 film "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" has one stand-out aspect to it. The characters in this film are very… More
AJ Verser
A fantastic drama about a single mother and her son trying to make it in the world alone. It's very realistic and heartfelt.
Dan Schultz
An excellent, at times very depressing look at a single mother (Ellen Burstyn) after losing her husband (Billy Green Bush) to a car accident, who moves away… More