The Peanut Butter Falcon

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The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak (22), a young man with Down syndrome runs away from a nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and attending the wrestling school of The Salt Water Redneck (50). Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler (34), a small time outlaw on the run becomes Zak's unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (26), a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own to join them on their journey.


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  • LaBeouf holds the screen with natural allure, making every twinge of his character's self-reproach, and every instant of his dawning joy, achingly felt. His nuanced performance propels this journey.

    Mar 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A feel-good niche indie with its priorities in the right place.

    Mar 10, 2019 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

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  • The Peanut Butter Falcon may not reinvent the wheel, but the relationship at the core of the film and the stellar performances by LaBeouf and Gottsagen will melt your heart.

    Mar 21, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • As we go on this journey, it's easy to settle into the dangerous yet relaxing vibes of the deep south. At the end of the tunnel is a romanticism for life, to drink it all in with a smile on your face and to expect the impossible.

    Mar 14, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
  • By keeping the humor rooted in the performances and only letting sentimentality creep in when necessary, Nelson and Schwartz have crafted a film that feels refreshing, unique, and emotional.

    Mar 13, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon's tale traverses a well-worn foundation, but this riff on the road movie is both distinctly modern and bracingly optimistic.

    Mar 10, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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