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La La Land Reviews

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September 21, 2017
With Hollywood churning out comic book superheroes and sequels, La La Land is a welcome relief, one that is truly original and celebrates music.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 19, 2017
There is a reason that La La Land is the best film of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 12, 2017
La La Land engaged my senses in the moment, and will certainly do so any time I watch it, but it will not linger like a haunting refrain. Sadly, it didn't go to my head.
September 11, 2017
La La Land is a virtuoso production that gives us all something to sing (and dance) about.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 5, 2017
La La Land is actually a love story for jazz, with a leading male character who likes to mansplain very loudly and intently whenever he gets the chance about just how important jazz music is and how he will be the saviour jazz music needs.
August 29, 2017
Writer/director Damien Chazelle's La La Land offers a delightful, exuberant indulgence in song and dance in the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers tradition.
August 28, 2017
For all their crazy chemistry, the stars of Hollywood's new musical, La La Land, don't actually sing or dance all that well. Somewhat surprisingly, this actually makes the movie work.
August 22, 2017
With its occasional forays into alternate realities and dreamy, keyed-up atmosphere, La La Land plays sort of like a cheerful Mulholland Dr., but shares none of that movie's cynicism.
August 10, 2017
The movie has charm, at least, if nothing else. And as an attempt to pay homage to a vanishing world, La La Land is as dutiful as it is endearing - sweet, if a little sour, too.
July 18, 2017
La La Land is unapologetically nostalgic for dreams, and the dream factory itself.
June 29, 2017
Damien Chazelle's new musical, La La Land, lacks this secret sauce of musicals: his characters have no particular reason, no real urgency, for bursting into song.
June 27, 2017
La La Land is a heartwarming, but not nauseating, story that will leave you feeling good when you walk out of the theater.
June 27, 2017
La La Land touts itself as a love letter to movie musicals, but it fails to honor the memory of films like Singing In The Rain and West Side Story through its casting choices.
June 27, 2017
While (the film has) an optimistic, positive message, it loses potency by showing just how little room there is for real life - with all its compromises and challenges - in the dreams of its main characters.
June 23, 2017
This bittersweet musical valentine to Los Angeles - which stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling - is delivered with MGM magic and Jacques Demy's earthbound Úlan.
June 16, 2017
Utterly justifying why it caused such a big song and dance. Joyous.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
June 13, 2017
It's a story as old as Hollywood and jazz, and Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone feel like a pairing for the ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
June 13, 2017
For all that, for all the time and effort the movie took, very little passion comes through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 6, 2017
"La La Land" takes a city of broken dreams and gives us characters that are willing to take chances in spite of tasting that bitter pill of reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 10, 2017
It's a wonderful throwback to the golden era of musicals with a 21st century sheen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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