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.
March 14, 2016
I've seen it thrice. It has not palled.
March 10, 2016
Intricately, brilliantly, tragically solipsistic.
March 10, 2016
The hell of other people fuses with the hell of loneliness in this strange miniature masterpiece from Charlie Kaufman.
February 10, 2016
The film refuses to settle on one interpretation, instead opening up a space for larger philosophical questions.
January 29, 2016
Charlie Kaufman's animated feature is one of his best films yet, a haunting fable about the illusion of love.
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 18, 2016
What drives the film is a scowling suspicion that modern man is a mechanized being, created as if on an assembly line, and stripped bare of individuality-a product, like any other merchandise.
January 15, 2016
A very fine portrait of the despair at the heart of a comfortable middle-aged white man in America circa right about now.
January 14, 2016
Whether Michael Stone has really turned a corner in his life, or merely enjoyed a brief distraction from all that troubles him, is left unresolved at Anomalisa's conclusion, but this much is certain: The audience won't soon forget what it has experienced.
January 14, 2016
Kaufman, the mind behind "Being John Malkovich" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," possesses an artistic sensibility unlike any other filmmaker working today. That sensibility informs every word and frame of "Anomalisa" ...
January 14, 2016
With spot-on vocal performances from Thewlis, Leigh and Tom Noonan, the film is nothing less than mesmerizing - and must viewing for serious cinephiles.
January 14, 2016
The prevailing mood in Anomalisa is a surreal otherness, the result of the intricate stop-motion animation, which is beautiful but not so polished to pass for Pixar.
January 13, 2016
Anomalisa offers evidence that animated films are not necessarily the sole province of children. In fact, this one isn't even designed for all adults.
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 7, 2016
It takes a few minutes to catch on, and it would be indiscrete to specify what it is, but once you figure out what's really strange about it you have entered the solipsistic prison of a tormented mind.
January 7, 2016
Watching it may make you anxious from start to finish, but that's exactly what it means to do. In an age of endemic anxiety, this peerlessly weird little film finds a new look-and a new sound-for feeling bad.
January 7, 2016
Anomalisa is a far more human story than most films I've seen with actual humans in them.
January 7, 2016
It is a pinpoint-accurate encapsulation of some of the most banal AND some of the most exhilarating moments virtually all of us have experienced at some point in our lives.
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