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La La Land Reviews

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December 4, 2017
Director Damien Chazelle shoots for the stars and then breathtakingly frames his leads dancing together in the moonlight
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 2, 2017
If Gene Kelly, Woody Allen and Steve Martin had a chance to collaborate, the result might be La La Land, the remarkable new movie by precocious young writer/director Damien Chazelle.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
November 19, 2017
To call La La Land amazing would be an understatement. Damien Chazelle's new LA-set musical is absolute perfection.
November 12, 2017
Here it is: the musical that won an Oscar but had the statuette taken away one minute later.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 6, 2017
Gosling shines as a prickly Jazz purist, who conceals his emotions while Stone stands out as the sparkly girl, whose eyes speak a million words. Together they are magical and so is this eternal love ballad that will change the way you look at life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 17, 2017
Gosling's effortless-looking performance is relaxed, understated and, thanks to months of piano lessons, totally convincing. But it's Stone who captures the heart, with a performance that runs the full emotional gamut.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 9, 2017
Stone and Gosling, at the top of their respective games, are delightful to watch together.
September 27, 2017
The wayward side effect of casting Gosling as this jazz whisperer is that La La Land becomes a Trojan horse white-savior film.
September 26, 2017
La La Land endeavors to show us that while it may take hard work and bitter sacrifice to reach our destination, every choice along the way, including whether or not to keep going, is up to the dreamer.
September 25, 2017
La La Land may look like the world that we dream about, but it also understands the cruelty that can come out of (or undermine) those dreams.
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.
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