Aloha
Aloha (2015)

Bradley Cooper stars as a defense worker who teams up with a pilot (Emma Stone) to stop a satellite launch in this romantic comedy from Cameron Crowe. Rachel McAdams co-stars. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 25, 2015
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Meandering and insubstantial, Aloha finds writer-director Cameron Crowe at his most sentimental and least compelling.

Gwynedd Stuart
Chicago Reader

Even if this were well made in a technical sense, it would still be a weird heap of patriotism, astronomy, and Hawaiian folklore, piled atop a pat and predictable love story.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

Aloha is a great-looking movie with just enough bright spots to get us past the cloudy moments.

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Mel Campbell
Junkee

The plot is a mess.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Filmmaker Cameron Crowe can't catch a break with Aloha, a Hawaii-set romcom that is a handful of stories struggling for a unifying tone, but is nowhere near as toxic as its advance buzz.

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

None of this "works." But it usually worked on me.

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Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

I'm sure Cameron Crowe will bounce back and make some more great films... but most will acknowledge that Aloha is a failure.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

It comes at us in choppy bursts of brilliance and dopiness. That is at once its great charm and its great curse.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Crowe is deft at keeping the various plots spinning, but there are too many of them, and they don't intersect pleasingly.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

The movie serves up a taste of genuinely fraught and realistic native Hawaiian concerns, only to smushily sandwich them between thick slices of white people's well-meaning-ness, hokeyness and lovelorn dilemmas. Lei-lei land becomes la-la land.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Bradley Cooper plays Bradley Cooper in a convoluted Cameron Crowe dramedy that attempts to tackle everything under the bright Hawaiian sun: personal and… More
Glenn Gaylord
ALMOST NAUSEOUS - My Review of ALOHA (2 Stars) As a long-time Cameron Crowe fan, it pains me to report that his latest film, ALOHA, is more of a goodbye than a… More
KJ Proulx
Where to begin with "Aloha"... Cameron Crowe's most recent written and directed piece enters mainly around Bradley Cooper's character… More
Jeff Boam
Making filmgoers eat Crowe that's at times brilliant and at times baffling, the writer-director of Jerry Maguire makes a middling return with an overall… More
Dann Michalski
Aloha is a smart and entertaining comedic drama from writer/director Cameron Crowe. Starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, and Bill Murray, the… More
Philip Price
Aloha is a strange bird. From the opening credits laid out over vintage footage from Hawaiian celebrations to the music of Hanohano Hanalei there is a sense of… More