Anomalisa (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

Anomalisa (2015)



Critic Consensus: Anomalisa marks another brilliant and utterly distinctive highlight in Charlie Kaufman's filmography, and a thought-provoking treat for fans of introspective cinema.

Movie Info

A man struggles with his inability to connect with other people.more
Rating: R (for strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language)
Genre: Drama, Animation, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Charlie Kaufman
In Theaters:
Starburns Industries


David Thewlis
as Michael Stone
Tom Noonan
as Various Voices

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Critic Reviews for Anomalisa

All Critics (220) | Top Critics (40)

By the time Michael and Lisa are up in that hotel room, trying so heroically to say the right thing, the picture has transcended its gimmicks.

Full Review… | April 27, 2016

A jewel in stop-motion about the redemptive and devastating power of love. [Full Review in Spanish]

Full Review… | April 26, 2016

Fits perfectly with Kaufman's other oddball, theatre-of-the-absurd efforts.

Full Review… | April 13, 2016

Its etherealness is not unfamiliar territory for Kaufman, but his way of making the familiar seem unfamiliar carries the day, as always.

Full Review… | April 8, 2016

It's a film therapists could spend years analysing on the couch. [Kaufman] has, once again, succinctly captured that very modern problem of how we live. Sheer genius.

Full Review… | April 6, 2016
South China Morning Post

Speaks truth to life.

Full Review… | April 1, 2016
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Audience Reviews for Anomalisa


I'm not a fan of stop-motion puppetry, but this eerie and tender film about loneliness and connection is a feat in animation and storytelling: from all the secondary characters being played by reedy-voiced Tom Noonan, to Jennifer Jason Leigh's elegaic rendition of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," from the discomfitingly realistic puppet sex, to the hallucinatory flashes of robotic wiring underneath Michael's humanoid casing - foreshadowing the film's ultimate thesis about the inexorable fade of love, individuality, and will.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

Michael Stone is famous for his book about how to treat people like people, an icon of the customer service world, and about to give a speech about just that, except that he's feels as if he's cut off from all life himself. Everyone sounds the same, looks the same. Its like he's the only real person on Earth. Charlie Kaufman's consideration on being may be inconclusive but still attention worthy.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


A very human and delicate look at loneliness, told as an animation that feels like the perfect choice for this kind of story with its waxy characters that even seem to wear masks and are all (but two) voiced by the same person; it is just a pity, though, that the end feels a bit abrupt.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

Anomalisa Quotes

Michael Stone: Our time is limited, we forget that.
– Submitted by rob g (5 months ago)
Michael Stone: Remember there is someone out there for everybody.
– Submitted by rob g (5 months ago)

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