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Magnolia Reviews

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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
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
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
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
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
October 24, 2004
Marks the arrival of a great, if not the greatest, modern director
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 22, 2004
Anderson's movie has the audacity to expose the ugliness within a society that worships power and cherishes materialism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 9, 2004
If it is emotional cinema you seek then this, my friends, is for you.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 8, 2003
If any film could be described as 'art for art's sake,' it would be Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2003
| Original Score: 4/4
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