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Magnolia Reviews

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July 10, 2018
Drugs, sex, language in '90s drama about child abuse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 12, 2017
Though I couldn't really make heads or tails of this 1999 movie, I found it interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 19, 2014
Go see it for yourself. And don't be surprised if you want to see it again and again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 22, 2013
As the years pass and we are weathered by universal experiences, the predicaments of Anderson's characters seem less pathetic and more like the plight of everyone we love and admire.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 18, 2012
After establishing a sardonic, mocking tone, Mr. Anderson goes mawkish with an overcompensating vengeance. It seems to take him an eternity to rig a fade-out.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
April 18, 2011
Short Cuts is clearly the starting point, but not the ending point for a movie that is probably the most overstuffed with ideas of anything in Paul Thomas Anderson's career.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 22, 2010
A decade after its release, P.T. Anderson's emotionally epic Magnolia gets the glorious Blu-ray treatment it deserves. This Altman-esque mosaic follows several disparate L.A. citizens on one rainy day, as they navigate through mistakes and torrenti
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
January 10, 2010 finally slumps down under its own weight and becomes a shambles. But, dang, it's such an attractive shambles.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 13, 2009
Just as something so reliably surprising as the weather can modify people's behavior, "Magnolia" encompasses an inter-connective human bond that accepts reality's blind spots. Purity of intention, as the story suggests, is a happy accident that can hit ev
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 28, 2008
A wonderful mess.
April 28, 2008
Magnolia's finest achievement is the sheer ambition running through every vein.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 3, 2008
Undeniably one of the most emotionally-draining films ever made...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 29, 2007
There's a lot of really neat, cool honestly imaginative stuff in Magnolia, but it's hardly the best movie I've seen in the past month.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 82/100
September 27, 2007
Magnolia is a mess, but it's somehow encouraging: It takes a gifted director to make a movie this extravagantly foolish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2007
Easily one of the best of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 27, 2007
What this film may have needed to get on its feet is some honest-to-goodness violence.
June 24, 2006
One of the most enthralling and exhilarating American movies in ages.
December 6, 2005
A bold move for Anderson, an amazing display of acting for Tom Cruise, and one of the best films of 1999.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 21, 2005
All the work is top-notch.
January 15, 2005
I think Flannery O'Connor's philosophy -- that a desensitized culture sometimes need exaggerated, loud storytelling to reawaken it -- is the operating principle here.
Read More | Original Score: A
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