Anomalisa Reviews

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October 9, 2017
Anomalisa is 90 minutes of contempt for life that refuses to find anything good in the world. It's a movie that makes you happy to get back to reality. It's also a movie that makes you feel very sorry for the man who made it.
September 18, 2017
If everybody is identically manufactured and therefore dead inside, do we really need a joyless film to confirm that fact for us?
September 11, 2017
As admirable as Anomalisa is in so many ways, by the end, I wanted to be more moved.
November 9, 2016
[In] Kaufman's previous films, the protagonists' inner worlds were so charismatically projected that you understood why they preferred themselves. This time around, that navel proves a gloomy place to dwell for ninety minutes.
March 21, 2016
Sitting through this is like chewing cardboard and then congratulating ourselves on our ability to suffer.
March 3, 2016
It all moves at a snail's pace - and we're talking about a slow snail.
February 12, 2016
Anomalisa is an honest, melancholic movie that resonates deeply with its compliments of diversity. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 3, 2016
The cure for not feeling depressed enough.
January 29, 2016
a stew of potentially interesting ideas brought to life with amazing artistry that can't quite hide its hollow core
January 25, 2016
Anomalisa is snide filmmaking. Ersatz creativity. It reeks of therapy.
January 22, 2016
Kaufman's script stings with uncomfortable truths, but doesn't do much else. Kaufman's medium has changed but his message is still the same.
January 21, 2016
Stone's just a self-centered, unaware bore. He doesn't merit attention from the kindly, cheerful, anxious Lisa - or from us.
January 20, 2016
Instead of finding the sublime in the mundane, Anomalisa turns out to just be mundane.
January 20, 2016
Equal parts daring and dull, thought-provoking and shallow, cryptic and all-too-obvious
January 13, 2016
Like so much of the writer's work, a rather sophomoric attempt at profundity dressed up in existential angst.
January 8, 2016
Somehow the animation really does nothing for this story that live actors could not. The characters may be made out of plastic, but they remain wooden.
January 8, 2016
If Anomalisa fails, it's because it Michael can't quite bring himself to relate to anyone else on earth.
January 8, 2016
It's as if the film was designed to appeal to both my inner child and my inner snob. Both were left feeling disappointed.
January 5, 2016
It takes dedication and probably more patience than necessary to stay with the go-nowhere story and not, as Tom should ave done, just give up and check out.
December 23, 2015
Once you start reckoning with Anomalisa's obsession with self-absorption, the novelty of this one-man pity party begins to wear off. A little puppet pain goes a long way.
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