Aloha Reviews

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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.
June 4, 2015
Even if this were well made in a technical sense, it would still be a weird heap of patriotism, astronomy, and Hawaiian folklore, piled atop a pat and predictable love story.
June 2, 2015
It's not bad so much as alien, like a romantic comedy made by someone who's researched human behavior but had very few brushes with it in person.
May 29, 2015
Inspiration has become Cameron Crowe's crack. His films are all-you-can-eat pixie-dust buffet from which all unnecessary excitement has been expunged.
May 29, 2015
Filmmaker Cameron Crowe can't catch a break with Aloha, a Hawaii-set romcom that is a handful of stories struggling for a unifying tone, but is nowhere near as toxic as its advance buzz.
May 29, 2015
It comes at us in choppy bursts of brilliance and dopiness. That is at once its great charm and its great curse.
May 29, 2015
Aloha is a great-looking movie with just enough bright spots to get us past the cloudy moments.
May 29, 2015
None of this "works." But it usually worked on me.
May 29, 2015
Crowe is deft at keeping the various plots spinning, but there are too many of them, and they don't intersect pleasingly.
May 29, 2015
This is a romantic comedy that has more than hearts on its mind. In addition to teasing the uneasy and complicated partnership of the military and the private sector, Crowe takes on issues integral to Hawaii.
May 29, 2015
Cameron Crowe writes movies like he's calling us in eighth grade with his heart on fire.
May 29, 2015
"Aloha" feels like several films at once, crammed together and sped up, with results that are emotionally hollow and narratively confusing.
May 29, 2015
At least this feels like a Cameron Crowe movie.
May 29, 2015
For all the screwball patter, smart-aleck similes, and zingy one-liners that Crowe has handed his mismatched cast, a kerplunking emptiness runs through Aloha.
May 28, 2015
Where to begin with Aloha? Begin by not going to the movie.
May 28, 2015
Equally hobbled by an amateurish script and vaguely defined characters, the movie's long list of mediocrities have an anonymous quality, as though the director has been completely reborn as a hack.
May 28, 2015
Even with its off-balance, overstuffed storytelling, the film maintains a charm and energy that never flags, with brisk pacing and generally engaging performances from its deep-bench cast.
May 28, 2015
Crowe introduces a serious topic without really examining it, and even the romance feels off, with a pair of lovers who seem mismatched. To complete the picture, Crowe tags on an ending that's convenient but not convincing.
May 28, 2015
It's hard to find a level on which Aloha works. It's a murky, muddled mess.
May 28, 2015
Aloha is a marshmallow of a film: soft on the inside, soft on the outside and wholly devoid of substance.
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