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Punch-Drunk Love Reviews

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February 26, 2012
Anderson knows precisely how to convey his ideas, but the ideas themselves often feel slight once delivered.
September 6, 2003
In his effort to 'redefine' the romantic comedy, Anderson has made a film that is neither romantic nor funny.
Read More | Original Score: C+
October 10, 2002
Wow. I have not been this disappointed by a movie in a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 25, 2002
Don't be surprised if this emperor is wearing no clothes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 28, 2002
The film is too quirky and self-conscious for its own good, and never as clever as it seems to think it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 22, 2007
It's clear by now that whatever characterization skill Anderson showed in his lean, mean debut, 1997's Hard Eight, was a fluke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2007
A trifle at 89 minutes with a genuine, heartfelt performance by Mr. Sandler, and not much else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 24, 2006
The film looks good and has its funny moments, but too often one senses Anderson straining to impress...
October 14, 2002
A crooked nose character comedy full of idiosyncrasies, yet I'm not sure if P.T. Anderson's methods always align with his intent. The result lurches and drags.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 1, 2002
As elegantly crafted as it often is, Anderson's movie is essentially a one-trick pony that, hampered by an undeveloped script, ultimately pulls up lame.
October 11, 2002
It's a supposed romantic comedy with few laughs and no romance, a musical comedy without the song and dance.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 11, 2002
For all the incidental pleasures and anxious romanticism, Punch-Drunk Love still feels skimpy, if not hollow.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 26, 2002
The journey toward redemption feels more like a cinematic experiment than a full-blown movie.
Read More | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2004
[I]t's no secret that... certain films [are] critic's darlings... leav[ing] moviegoers vowing never to trust a critic again. This season [it's] Punch-Drunk Love.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 1/5
October 15, 2003
Gimmicks in search for a heart and a soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 10, 2002
Anderson has this uncanny ability to take good ideas that shouldn't take more than twenty minutes of screen time and stretching them out
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 11, 2002
The kind of brain fart a young and creatively impotent hothead thinks up when what he really wants to do isn't coming to him.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 2, 2002
One could say it resembles punch-drunk love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 23, 2002
It's difficult to imagine why anyone should, could or would care about any of the characters in this film.
November 2, 2002
[Director Paul Thomas] Anderson seems more concerned about pushing the limits of weirdness than actual storytelling.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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