Licorice Pizza

critic Reviews

, 90% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Licorice Pizza finds Paul Thomas Anderson shifting into a surprisingly comfortable gear -- and getting potentially star-making performances out of his fresh-faced leads.
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    David SimsThe Atlantic
    If the misadventures of Licorice Pizza have a moral, it escaped me-but Alana's homesickness for teenagehood is a heady enough force to push the viewer along.
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    Ty BurrAARP Movies for Grownups
    The whole thing has an ingratiating summer vibe hanging over it.
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    Jake CoyleAssociated Press
    It's the performances of Haim and Hoffman that most lend "Licorice Pizza" its authenticity.
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    Bob MondelloNPR
    Quite possibly the year's best film - easily its most delightful surprise.
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    Alison WillmoreNew York Magazine/Vulture
    If it isn't able to offer a perfectly offbeat romance on the level of Punch-Drunk Love and Phantom Thread, it's not discardable, either.
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    Anthony LaneNew Yorker
    It is, indeed, Anderson's happiest creation to date-blithe, easy-breathing, and expansive.
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    Lauren CoatesCulturess
    The two young lovers as the center ofLicorice Pizzakeep Anderson's film feeling fresh and youthful, even if his sensibilities seem to remain outdated.
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    Tara BennettIGN Movies
    Licorice Pizza, like its title, pairs together two very different tastes, making for one very weird bite.
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    Danielle SolzmanSolzy at the Movies
    ...Licorice Pizza is going to make Alana Haim into a star of the screen.
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    Sarah GorrThe Spool
    For all its obvious charms, mileage may vary-even among super fans.
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