Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Reviews

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March 26, 2009
As a whole it's a distended bore.
February 9, 2006
Scorsese's warm and witty blending of the road movie with the conventions of the women's weepie is a delight.
October 23, 2004
The movie's filled with brilliantly done individual scenes.
May 20, 2003
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is an American comedy of the sort of vitality that dazzles European film critics and we take for granted.
January 1, 2000
Not always successful, but packed with energy and a lively Oscar-winning performance by Burstyn.
July 30, 2019
Gritty '70s dramedy has some violence, strong language.
July 15, 2019
Martin Scorsese's ease with which he tells a dramatic story based on humor is evidence of his knowledge of actors and montage. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 19, 2019
You can feel Scorsese try to assert himself on the material with ostentatious Steadicam shots and T. Rex music cues, but to his credit, his cinematic audacity never overshadows or overwhelms Burstyn's excellent performance.
February 10, 2019
The whole thing is as labored, superficial, and old hat beneath the trendy veneer as anything Hollywood has been grinding out in its pre-Enlightenment decades.
April 8, 2017
Scorsese's direction isn't showy but he keeps his camera fluid, giving scenes a sense of movement even when the characters are static.
May 18, 2016
A typically underwhelming early effort from Martin Scorsese...
July 24, 2015
Alice doesn't exist as a real person - she is more of a series of nonstop acting exercises for Ellen Burstyn.
January 13, 2014
Pulsing with nervous energy, Scorsese's camera is in a state of continuous discovery
July 2, 2012
Despite the early stylistic flourishes, Alice is a mostly naturalistic venture from Scorsese, and not that indicative of what would follow in his career. But it's a fantastic combination of these two seemingly divisive styles.
July 6, 2010
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is a touching and poignant movie which speaks to both sexes about the power of equality and the struggle for independence.
January 25, 2010
Burstyn won a well-deserved Oscar for her performance, and she is matched in expertise by Ladd and Tayback, but the acting cannot conceal the storyline's shortcomings.
January 25, 2010
Alternating between gritty realism and red-hued fantasy, this is one of those 70s films that has worn well, managing to be universal in its heart while picking out specifics that now look exactly of their time.
March 19, 2009
Ellyn Burstyn's strong performance is highlight of this fine Scorsese film.
September 29, 2006
August 8, 2006
Scorsese shows his range as a filmmaker and proves what makes him so good: he's a director with an eye for fancy camera work but a heart for his characters and the journeys they take.
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