Anomalisa

Critics Consensus

Anomalisa marks another brilliant and utterly distinctive highlight in Charlie Kaufman's filmography, and a thought-provoking treat for fans of introspective cinema.

92%

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Reviews Counted: 261

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Average Rating: 3.6/5

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A man struggles with his inability to connect with other people.

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Cast

David Thewlis
as Michael Stone
Tom Noonan
as Various Voices

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Audience Reviews for Anomalisa

A very human and delicate look at loneliness, told as a stop-motion animation that feels like the perfect choice for this kind of story, with waxy characters that are all (but two) voiced by the same person; it is just a pity, though, that the end feels a bit abrupt.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

The concept of the movie provides the extra half star. I loved the powerful concept which manifests itself in many of our lives. It's thought provoking and interesting but for me lacks something to make it more entertaining!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

I'm not a fan of stop-motion puppetry, but this eerie and tender film about loneliness and connection is a feat in animation and storytelling: from all the secondary characters being played by reedy-voiced Tom Noonan, to Jennifer Jason Leigh's elegaic rendition of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," from the discomfitingly realistic puppet sex, to the hallucinatory flashes of robotic wiring underneath Michael's humanoid casing - foreshadowing the film's ultimate thesis about the inexorable fade of love, individuality, and will.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

Michael Stone is famous for his book about how to treat people like people, an icon of the customer service world, and about to give a speech about just that, except that he's feels as if he's cut off from all life himself. Everyone sounds the same, looks the same. Its like he's the only real person on Earth. Charlie Kaufman's consideration on being may be inconclusive but still attention worthy.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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