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: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Lenika Cruz
The Atlantic

The whole story is a tangled mess. Aloha sees itself as a quirky, funny, and sad, but loudly announces when it's trying to be those things.

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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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David Blaustein
ABC News Radio

In [Crowe's] new movie, Aloha, the best of his trademark idiosyncratic banter and character interactions occasionally bubble to the surface.

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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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Neil Rosen

Crowe, a former journalist for Rolling Stone, does know music, and the soundtrack is good. The on location Hawaiian settings are also nice to look at. However, there is little else here worth recommending.

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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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David 'Mad Dog' Bradley
Rip It Up

While there are nagging flaws here and much scope for silliness, it works mostly as [Cameron Crowe] so loves his cast and characters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
All I can say is, thank Christ I didn't buy this before watching (as I was considering, being a rom com with Emma Stone and Rachel Mcadams). I lasted half… 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
Kevin M. Williams
Unfortunately an unfocused and meandering effort despite the tremendous talents involved. The wonder of this quite frankly, is how John Krasinski (of all… More
Bradley Wright
Aloha is so bland and a waste of talent that its almost unreal. With such a great cast and Cameron Crowe at the directors helm, this seemed like it had a lot… More
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
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