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

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

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: 31% Flixster User Reviews
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