La La Land
La La Land (2016)

Written and directed by Academy Award (R) nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 9, 2016
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: La La Land breathes new life into a bygone genre with thrillingly assured direction, powerful performances, and an irresistible excess of heart.

Linda Holmes
NPR

It's just gorgeous, like a flipbook made of dreamy vintage postcards that are somehow about contemporary life in Los Angeles.

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Karen D'Souza
San Jose Mercury News

If you haven't already fallen for this gauzy romp through the city of Angels at this point, you surely will during the last scene, with its bittersweet homage to the way times goes by.

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Giovanni Fazio
Japan Times

There's a melancholy to La La Land that makes it linger.

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Tom Shone
Newsweek

A toasty splash of sound and color .

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

It asks what the characters of a Cinemascope musical would have to dream about, and answers with a finale that lifts the film to a higher plane of wish fulfillment and melancholy.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

La La Land doesn't swing. "Hustle and Flow" is a much better musical.

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Gary M. Kramer
Salon.com

La La Land is a worthy showcase for the magnificent Stone's talents, and she is heartbreaking throughout.

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Jim Slotek
Toronto Sun

I have yet to meet someone who's watched it and come out in a bad mood.

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Emmanuel Báez
Cinéfiloz

A film for the crazy ones who dare to dream, without forgetting the inescapable adversities and the sacrifices that can be quite stormy. [Full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
The Hollywood musical has all but become a thing of the past and a genre that few filmmakers attempt anymore. If I'm honest, it's really no loss to… More
Kevin M. Williams
Damien Chazelle is no less than a Dr. Frankenstein, taking bits and pieces of an old (and curiously disrespected) genre and re-infusing the thing with fresh… More
Spencer Macklin
Chazelle's strong direction coupled with powerful performances from Stone and Gosling help to create a wonderful and nostalgic treat at the cinema.
Daniel Perry
I wasn't expecting to like this movie as much as I did. It pulls off a remarkable shift in tone around the midpoint, and I come away from it thinking that… More
Carlos Magalhăes
A lovely and colorful tribute to old classic Hollywood musicals, even though it doesn't have what it takes to be just as memorable. Full review on… More
KJ Proulx
In today's day and age, musicals have surely become a thing of the past. From Rock of Ages to Mamma Mia, this genre has been on the decline for years. Back… More