Punch-Drunk Love
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

A dark comedy centering around Barry Egan, the socially impaired owner of a small business-distributing novelty toilet plungers-in the San Fernando Valley. Dominated by seven sisters, and constantly negotiating his own manhood, he is… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 24, 2003
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79%
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77%



Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Odd, touching, and unique, Punch-Drunk Love is also delightfully funny, utilizing Adam Sandler's comic persona to explore the life of a lonely guy who finds love.

David Ansen
Newsweek

It's a romantic comedy on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

The journey toward redemption feels more like a cinematic experiment than a full-blown movie.

Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Anderson knows precisely how to convey his ideas, but the ideas themselves often feel slight once delivered.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

The film looks good and has its funny moments, but too often one senses Anderson straining to impress...

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Mike Clark
USA Today

Despite its title, Punch-Drunk Love is never heavy-handed. The jabs it employs are short, carefully placed and dead-center.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Odd romantic journey for adults and older teens.

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It is quite a vision.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Easily one of the best and most exciting movies of the year.

Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com

While certainly sweet, Love is more compelling as a veiled threat, with Anderson jerking the audience around, wielding abrasive characters and hostile situations in a manner I've come to adore.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Adam Sandler shows, much to our utmost surprise, that he can act when he wants and that he was a perfect choice for this Anderson's take on a romantic… More
Kevin Cookman
It takes place in The Big Lebowski universe of logic. And I adore it.
Chris Weber
Sublime and surreal, this is quite a film from Paul Thomas Anderson. It is a smaller film from him, but one that is still as impressive as his others. The plot… More
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'Punch-Drunk Love'. This film vibrates at a very unique, weird frequency, and could easily be mistaken for a Charlie Kaufman job; everything from the… More
Daniel Perry
A visually interesting and unconventional love story about a very awkward character coming into his own. I've tried, but I just don't think P.T.… More
Lucas Martins
A dark, unique, surreal and uncommon film with Adam Sandler, using a subtle comic personality and deadpan acting, explorer a simple and lonely life.

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