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

Alice Hyatt is a widowed mother with a growing son. Left penniless after her husband's death, Alice and her son head for Monterrey, where Alice hopes to launch a singing career. After a horrific liaison with her brutish boyfriend, Alice… More

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Rated: PG
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DVD Release Date: August 17, 2004
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

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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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A typically underwhelming early effort from Martin Scorsese...

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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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Phil Hall

Alice doesn't exist as a real person - she is more of a series of nonstop acting exercises for Ellen Burstyn.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie's filled with brilliantly done individual scenes.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Scorsese's direction isn't showy but he keeps his camera fluid, giving scenes a sense of movement even when the characters are static.

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Fernando F. Croce

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
A movie about a widow and her bratty son moving west to make a better life for themselves. The movie is OK, but I find it hard to fathom that the mom - Alice… More
Aj V
A fantastic drama about a single mother and her son trying to make it in the world alone. It's very realistic and heartfelt.
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
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