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This Must Be The Place Reviews

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Nicolas Rapold
Film Comment Magazine

The conceit of showing a pop-culture figure's life out of the limelight is beyond hackneyed, but the film's incongruous visual splendor and Penn's all-or-nothing commitment keep Sorrentino's unabashed folly afloat for a while.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

June 28, 2013
Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine

Sorrentino's aggressively life-affirming movie has wormed its way into the hearts of a surprising number of usually sensible, discerning critics.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

June 20, 2013
Mike Scott

As oddly magnetic as Sean Penn's performance is, the film seems more preoccupied with being quirky and puzzling than with telling a cohesive, satisfying story.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2/5

January 11, 2013
Andy Lea
Daily Star

"It would take a week mucking out a pork pie factory to acclimatise for a hamfest as nauseating as this."

Full Review Source: Daily Star | Original Score: 1/5

January 4, 2013
Richard Knight
Windy City Times

Penn's Cheyenne is endearing and ultimately a little bit heartbreaking.

Full Review Source: Windy City Times

December 28, 2012
Todd Jorgenson

... a fascinating character study that goes beyond simple quirks and mannerisms.

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November 22, 2012
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Penn has created a colorful tour guide, but in "This Must Be the Place," there's no there there.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 21, 2012
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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Writer-director Paolo Sorrentino handles the story with surprising thoughtfulness.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 16, 2012
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Hits some wild notes but never quite finds its niche

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

November 16, 2012
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Sean Penn performs another one of his amazing transmogrification acts as the rock star Cheyenne in This Must Be the Place.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 16, 2012
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

Feels like a cult movie waiting to happen, or perhaps a mad experiment gone wrong. Either way, it's worth watching Penn, perhaps unwittingly, taking Jeff Spicoli to the burned-out end we might have guessed for him back at Ridgemont High.

Full Review Source: Tampa Bay Times | Original Score: B

November 15, 2012
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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The cast ... is outstanding, dragging the offbeat story through the occasional look-at-me distractions.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

November 15, 2012
A.A. Dowd
Time Out Chicago

Adjust to the Oscar winner's deadpan cartoon impersonation, and you may get on the wavelength of this quirkfest.

Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago | Original Score: 3/5

November 15, 2012
Matt Pais

Immensely entertaining and occasionally very moving.

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

November 15, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Although "This Must Be the Place" holds our attention, it's a little difficult to say where it's headed.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 15, 2012
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

We begin to wonder why Penn even bothered with such a flimsy project in the first place. Let's not stop here very long.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

November 13, 2012
Nora Lee Mandel

The old country comes to the New World in a magical tale with ancient roots of a prodigal son returning for revenge . . .like a cinematic DeToqueville. . . kooky and lovely.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 7/10

November 9, 2012
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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If you give Penn (and the movie) a chance, the character works, movingly and somewhat miraculously.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4/4

November 9, 2012
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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The movie replaces emotional precision and intellectual honesty with syrupy sincerity and insistence.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

November 8, 2012
Marc Mohan

Less than the sum of its parts.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: C+

November 8, 2012
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