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Punch-Drunk Love Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Odd romantic journey for adults and older teens.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 28, 2010
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.

Full Review Source: Modamag.com | Original Score: A

December 28, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

One of the best and most poignant films of 2002...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...Punch-Drunk Love is (and always will be) the crowning achievement within Anderson's filmography.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 4/4

January 3, 2008
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 4/5

December 7, 2007
David Ansen
Newsweek
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It's a romantic comedy on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

November 1, 2007
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Watson is simply radiant with her goofy and beautiful smile, while Sandler's psychotic nice-guy schtick makes for some really great moments.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: A

June 21, 2007
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com

Paul Thomas Anderson used Sandler for a very specific purpose -to convey a sense of tough-luck awkwardness and smile-masking-frown frustration, and it worked perfectly.

Full Review Source: Bangitout.com | Original Score: 4/4

January 4, 2006
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Anderson is simply punch-drunk on the possibilities of cinema, and sophisticated film lovers will be more than willing to go wherever he goes -- yes, even to an Adam Sandler movie.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 6, 2005
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

What really makes this movie so special, apart from the revelation that Adam Sandler can act, is the direction.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 30, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Punch-drunk Love reminds me of why I go to movies in the first place. To be challenged, surprised, transported, inspired, and exhilarated.

| Original Score: A

January 15, 2005
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com

The elements of tragedy aren't life and death issues in this movie, and Anderson's film wisely contains itself to the microcosm of this one man's beleaguered existence.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

February 1, 2004
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Unlike any romantic comedy this year, with a vision so wondrously off-kilter that you'll be swept off your feet by it, even if you don't fall in love at first sight.

December 1, 2003
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

No cumple con todas las expectativas, pero sigue siendo uno de los directores más originales y talentosos que el cine norteamericano tiene para ofrecer.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total

November 23, 2003
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

Punch Drunk Love feels like a movie Billy Wilder would make if he were he hitting his stride today and able to include liberal, but appropriate, profanity.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

June 27, 2003
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Sandler pode até não se revelar um ator versátil, já que repete o mesmo tipo de seus trabalhos anteriores, mas dificilmente algum outro intérprete poderia preencher este filme como ele.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 4/5

May 15, 2003

'No es la mejor película de P.T. Anderson, pero si es una mucho mejor opción que la mayoría de las que abundan en la cartelera'

Full Review Source: Moviola | Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2003
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

It's a sweet, surreal and quirky love story that will make your heart dance.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

April 26, 2003
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)

Sandler essentially plays the same socially retarded moron that made him rich, but Anderson strips him of his usual comic props ... He's buried the man-child within and brought all that emotionally stunted melancholy to the surface.

Full Review Source: Sunday Times (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 31, 2003
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

Why Adam Sandler Should Only Be Allowed to Star in Other People's Movies ... gives us something genuinely and pleasantly surprising

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

March 20, 2003
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Jennie Kermode
Movie Gurus
November 9, 2011
Robert Wilonsky
Dallas Observer
October 18, 2008

Sydney Morning Herald
April 18, 2003

Boston Phoenix
November 18, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 26, 2002
Boo Allen
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

Paul Thomas Anderson is the real star of this semi-Sandler-saga.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

October 18, 2002
Katrina Onstad
National Post
October 13, 2002
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