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La La Land Reviews

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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
May 4, 2017
a bright, energetic, buzzy blast of show biz dreams and romantic fantasy, a classic story with a pair of beautiful and charismatic young stars... who meet cute, clash instantly, and dance their way to romance during a walk through the Hollywood Hills.
April 24, 2017
With its gorgeous visuals, captivating narrative, and phenomenal music, La La Land easily earns its place as the very best film of 2016.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 24, 2017
La La Land reflects the classic musicals just like Peter Jackson's The Hobbit reflects The Lord of the Rings: you can recognize the inspiration, but can't avoid thinking the originals were much better. [Full review in Portuguese.]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 23, 2017
There are so many moments that left me wanting to clap with joy, and the ending managed to both break my swelling heart and make it swell again.
March 22, 2017
Don't get me wrong, LA LA LAND is fun and cutesy, and made me leave the theater with a big, goofy smile on my face. But there's one distinct difference between good movie musicals and great movie musicals.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 15, 2017
In the end, La La Land is one of those rare achievements: a movie dream within a dream.
March 9, 2017
A film with a scenic exuberance that resembles a patina in primary colors of the very vintage almanac of a disappeared and endearing world, and that tries to mythologize to Los Angeles like the capital of the dreams. [Full review in Spanish]
March 9, 2017
A huge, ambitious, color-soaked film, it's about 80 percent successful at following through on its goal to bring back the American musical.
February 22, 2017
There's a melancholy to La La Land that makes it linger.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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