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This Must Be The Place Reviews

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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
Tony Peters
Radio Times

The movie's constituent elements are nearly always striking, yet somehow they never add up to anything that speaks clearly to the head or the heart.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

April 5, 2012
Simon Miraudo

This Must Be The Place is an ambitious experiment in form and tone, culminating in a precise failure... Like watching someone sprint into the ocean with the firm belief that they can make it to the other side before running out of breath.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 2, 2012
Mark Stafford
Electric Sheep

A lot of it is terrific stuff, but there's just too much here to be digestible, too much to be resolved satisfactorily.

Full Review Source: Electric Sheep

April 5, 2012
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age

The film seems to be aiming for a whimsical flourish on an otherwise unpleasant subject. Its premiere at Cannes met with a mixed response. I remain underwhelmed.

Full Review Source: The Sunday Age | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 9, 2012
Philip Concannon
The Skinny

[It's] made with all of the visual Úlan we've come to expect, but the pacing is leaden and the film lacks a sense of purpose.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 2/5

April 11, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Bizarre can be good when it's done deftly. In this case, however, it's done ponderously and sententiously.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

November 1, 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
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
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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Sean Penn as an ex-rock-star Nazi hunter feels like a lot to swallow. It is.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 2, 2012
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
Eric D. Snider
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Sorrento's talents for constructing visually arresting images and shooting things in an unconventional way are squandered on a pointless, meandering narrative led by an off-putting protagonist.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D

January 27, 2012
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

The film's entire premise is highly self indulgent. Penn's performance, while striking and commendable, is overly mannered.. There's a mascara truckload of interest at work, but only an eyelash of satisfaction

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 31, 2012
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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Negotiating a consistent artistic path as steadily as a drunk walking a straight line, This Must Be the Place is all over the place dramatically, tonally and thematically.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

May 20, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Sean Penn has received a mantle's worth of humanitarian awards over the years. But he might have to give one of them back, just to make amends for "This Must Be the Place."

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 2, 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
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Hits some wild notes but never quite finds its niche

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

November 16, 2012
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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The film's numerous idiosyncrasies-virtues at the outset-ultimately suffocate it.

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

October 31, 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
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Along the way there are occasional arresting images, but they prove minor compensations.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

April 7, 2012
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