La La Land Reviews

October 10, 2018
It is joyful. It leaps off the screen.
Top Critic
January 30, 2017
It's just gorgeous, like a flipbook made of dreamy vintage postcards that are somehow about contemporary life in Los Angeles.
January 20, 2017
A toasty splash of sound and color .
December 31, 2016
La La Land is a worthy showcase for the magnificent Stone's talents, and she is heartbreaking throughout.
December 30, 2016
If you haven't already fallen for this gauzy romp through the city of Angels at this point, you surely will during the last scene, with its bittersweet homage to the way times goes by.
December 30, 2016
It asks what the characters of a Cinemascope musical would have to dream about, and answers with a finale that lifts the film to a higher plane of wish fulfillment and melancholy.
December 22, 2016
I have yet to meet someone who's watched it and come out in a bad mood.
December 22, 2016
People say the movie musical is dead. Tell that that to your tapping toes while watching the enchantment of La La Land, one of the year's best films.
December 22, 2016
Almost anyone who happens to see it will be converted by minute three. Guaranteed.
December 18, 2016
Chazelle has reinvigorated the big-screen musical by embracing the present while paying tribute to the past, by balancing irony and innocence, novelty and nostalgia.