Aloha Reviews

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April 28, 2020
It was like Cameron Crowe does a Wes Anderson film, and the result is "huh?"
April 28, 2020
It just didn't jell. It was like forcing a circle into a square.
August 5, 2019
There is an undeniable charm to some of the scenes of this movie, but few movie lovers will be offering it "warm aloha".
July 5, 2019
Crowe paints with a broad and often heavy-handed brush, leaving us with a film that seems strangely unsure of itself and what it wants to be.
May 4, 2019
Aloha starts off in Elizabethtown-esque territory but, perhaps thanks to winning performances or the stunning island scenery, it becomes something better.
December 19, 2018
Aloha is often surprising, sometimes fun and occasionally tone-deaf. If Cooper, Hawaii and/or slow-building thrillers appeal, then this is recommended despite its flaws.
November 1, 2018
The film is a valiant effort, with flashes of wit and intelligence; but overall, the film takes on too much and accomplishes little.
August 22, 2018
Aloha is a featherweight concoction that's fuzzy in the head and squishy in the middle. Yes, there's even an obligatory happy couple montage, but the film is also nuanced and eccentric in ways that are very unusual for a studio comedy.
August 21, 2018
I'll take this romantic movie over a Nicholas Sparks film any day!
October 17, 2017
There are elements of Aloha that are actually quite good, but ultimately it's two mismatched movies smashed together and is too messy to succeed.
August 2, 2017
It's another pretty trifle -- albeit one with huge aspirations that go nowhere.
June 27, 2017
When a major plot point hinges on a chance encounter with some video shot by an irritatingly precocious 10-year-old, well, you know something's awry.
June 10, 2016
Half the time while watching Aloha, I had no clue what was going on. Not so much the plot -- although I was admittedly a bit muddled on that, too -- but why anyone acted the way they did.
May 28, 2016
It seems less that Crowe's gifts have escaped him than that they've become disproportionate with his excesses, and we're less forgiving of those trespasses.
May 6, 2016
Aloha is Hollywood's biggest Hawaiian wreck since Michael Bay sunk those ships in Pearl Harbour.
April 8, 2016
A curious twist on the body swap comedy, with its talented creator and stars ostensibly pulling a switcheroo with a group of exponentially less talented people.
March 26, 2016
It's hard to know what anybody involved in this misbegotten mash-up was thinking, other than 'Hey! The shooting location's in Hawaii!' (The state looks beautiful here, but that's a bit like saying Sharon Stone was attractive in Basic Instinct 2.)
March 10, 2016
A mess of a romantic dramedy full of colonialistic offensiveness, forced quirkiness, implausible emotion, and oblivious masculine self-centeredness.
February 22, 2016
Crowe seems to be searching for a story with something interesting to say as opposed to telling a story with something interesting to say.
January 21, 2016
The whole story is a tangled mess. Aloha sees itself as a quirky, funny, and sad, but loudly announces when it's trying to be those things.
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