Inherent Vice Reviews

  • Jun 14, 2020

    I couldn't even finish it.

    I couldn't even finish it.

  • Jun 13, 2020

    Terrible, just terrible, I'd write more but this movie has already stolen enough of my life that I won't get back.

    Terrible, just terrible, I'd write more but this movie has already stolen enough of my life that I won't get back.

  • Jun 11, 2020

    incoherent and deeply frustrating, the film tries to confuse its viewer and is deeply hollow.

    incoherent and deeply frustrating, the film tries to confuse its viewer and is deeply hollow.

  • May 31, 2020

    A neo-noir stoner epic about a hippie detective getting in over his head in a dark and sometimes hilarious conspiracy 9/10.

    A neo-noir stoner epic about a hippie detective getting in over his head in a dark and sometimes hilarious conspiracy 9/10.

  • Apr 03, 2020

    I thought it was imperfectly perfect. Loved everything about it, but you need to be patient with the movie.

    I thought it was imperfectly perfect. Loved everything about it, but you need to be patient with the movie.

  • Mar 27, 2020

    The storyline was kinda confusing but the movie has a cool vibe overall, very 70's. The cast is perfect and Joaquin's performance is just amazing. Bonus points: the references to The Big Lebowski 👌

    The storyline was kinda confusing but the movie has a cool vibe overall, very 70's. The cast is perfect and Joaquin's performance is just amazing. Bonus points: the references to The Big Lebowski 👌

  • Mar 12, 2020

    I think the only person who gets this movie is director Paul Thomas Anderson.

    I think the only person who gets this movie is director Paul Thomas Anderson.

  • Mar 08, 2020

    Original and a must see for anyone who liked the movie dazed and confused. its got some mad hippie vibes.

    Original and a must see for anyone who liked the movie dazed and confused. its got some mad hippie vibes.

  • Mar 02, 2020

    Keeps Promising to develop a plot ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,or compelling mystery maybe a twist doesn't happen Stoners just aren'that interesting at least not for two and a half hours

    Keeps Promising to develop a plot ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,or compelling mystery maybe a twist doesn't happen Stoners just aren'that interesting at least not for two and a half hours

  • Feb 21, 2020

    Almost never does an entire film feel completely in sync with its protagonist. Inherent Vice is a journey seen through the POV of Doc, it ebbs and flows and trips out and sobers up with him. It's a tremendous piece of directing, editing, acting and scoring, and while the sparse comedy is subtle and home-hitting, the plotting and the tonal shifts make for a slightly acerbic and alien experience. The film has grown on me, my love for Joaquin's Doc, and every little shred of acting he piles into a scene, is now at its peak and I love the spaced out style of narration, the cinematography, and Waterston's totally magic performance. Would a movie like this work if it was clearer, more streamlined? Probably not. I like it wacky, I like its retro stylings, And I do feel drawn to it in some way. But it's dangerously close to boring at all times and the actual plot (and source material) is fully rubbish.

    Almost never does an entire film feel completely in sync with its protagonist. Inherent Vice is a journey seen through the POV of Doc, it ebbs and flows and trips out and sobers up with him. It's a tremendous piece of directing, editing, acting and scoring, and while the sparse comedy is subtle and home-hitting, the plotting and the tonal shifts make for a slightly acerbic and alien experience. The film has grown on me, my love for Joaquin's Doc, and every little shred of acting he piles into a scene, is now at its peak and I love the spaced out style of narration, the cinematography, and Waterston's totally magic performance. Would a movie like this work if it was clearer, more streamlined? Probably not. I like it wacky, I like its retro stylings, And I do feel drawn to it in some way. But it's dangerously close to boring at all times and the actual plot (and source material) is fully rubbish.