This Must Be The Place Reviews

  • Feb 21, 2018

    Excellent movie with thoughtful storytelling and immersive acting. Gives me a very personal look into a hypothetical retired famous musician's life in Ireland. Makes the highly eccentric person somewhat human and understandable.

    Excellent movie with thoughtful storytelling and immersive acting. Gives me a very personal look into a hypothetical retired famous musician's life in Ireland. Makes the highly eccentric person somewhat human and understandable.

  • Jan 06, 2018

    Even if for me this is the worst Sorrentino movie, I still enjoyed much of it. That dude can't miss.

    Even if for me this is the worst Sorrentino movie, I still enjoyed much of it. That dude can't miss.

  • Apr 25, 2017

    I love this film. The pacing is very relaxed, the performance of penn is spot on for someone who has trouble dealing with the speed/pace of the world around them. Very enjoyable to see a film that doesn't try to wrap up every single part of the plot

    I love this film. The pacing is very relaxed, the performance of penn is spot on for someone who has trouble dealing with the speed/pace of the world around them. Very enjoyable to see a film that doesn't try to wrap up every single part of the plot

  • Feb 15, 2017

    A quirky but underwhelming and meandering piece.

    A quirky but underwhelming and meandering piece.

  • Sep 10, 2016

    Awesome and stunning!

    Awesome and stunning!

  • Aug 24, 2016

    "Although "This Must Be the Place" holds our attention, it's a little difficult to say where it's headed."

    "Although "This Must Be the Place" holds our attention, it's a little difficult to say where it's headed."

  • _kelly . Super Reviewer
    May 20, 2016

    Inert and disappointing

    Inert and disappointing

  • May 01, 2016

    I do like Sean Penn, and this movie wouldn't be the same without him at all. He is a very talented actor, and played an mentally disabled man trying to raise his daughter in a great performance in I am Sam, and I feel this movie also has a similar feel due to his presence and very impressive acting. He plays a retired Goth rockstar, who is a very interesting character who I can only explain as depressed, and he does a fantastic job and steals the show. But unfortunately it really only him that makes this movie work, as the basic story although interesting lakes much excitement or entertainment. We do have a few laughs, and awkward moments with people he meets, but it could have been filmed and shown a little differently I feel, it just needed something. The script is good, and the story is good, and Penn is great but it's lacking a good pace I guess. I can't really say what it needs or is missing the most though, but it could have been done better. Maybe it's a lack of real Nazi hunting other than asking around for a German, but this wasn't a problem and the story isn't actually that bad. The ending was kinda weird, like watching the old man walk out naked in front of his house in the middle of literally nowhere, it looked like the salt flats, and Cheyenne drives away without killing him. It's not inconclusive, it's just a weird scene that doesn't make much sense to why he made the old man do it, as it wasn't really humiliation as only him and one other Nazi hunter saw it happen. Also the fact that Cheyenne drives a big crew cab Dodge truck is interesting as it really does not fit his character or appearance. Overall a ok movie, Penn saves it, but everything around him just kinda falls flat unfortunately.

    I do like Sean Penn, and this movie wouldn't be the same without him at all. He is a very talented actor, and played an mentally disabled man trying to raise his daughter in a great performance in I am Sam, and I feel this movie also has a similar feel due to his presence and very impressive acting. He plays a retired Goth rockstar, who is a very interesting character who I can only explain as depressed, and he does a fantastic job and steals the show. But unfortunately it really only him that makes this movie work, as the basic story although interesting lakes much excitement or entertainment. We do have a few laughs, and awkward moments with people he meets, but it could have been filmed and shown a little differently I feel, it just needed something. The script is good, and the story is good, and Penn is great but it's lacking a good pace I guess. I can't really say what it needs or is missing the most though, but it could have been done better. Maybe it's a lack of real Nazi hunting other than asking around for a German, but this wasn't a problem and the story isn't actually that bad. The ending was kinda weird, like watching the old man walk out naked in front of his house in the middle of literally nowhere, it looked like the salt flats, and Cheyenne drives away without killing him. It's not inconclusive, it's just a weird scene that doesn't make much sense to why he made the old man do it, as it wasn't really humiliation as only him and one other Nazi hunter saw it happen. Also the fact that Cheyenne drives a big crew cab Dodge truck is interesting as it really does not fit his character or appearance. Overall a ok movie, Penn saves it, but everything around him just kinda falls flat unfortunately.

  • Apr 22, 2016

    Brilliant, after it was over I had to play it all backwards. LOVED IT ?

    Brilliant, after it was over I had to play it all backwards. LOVED IT ?

  • Apr 09, 2016

    Sean Penn is phenomenal as always. But the film looks really weird in the hands of Paolo Sorrentino.

    Sean Penn is phenomenal as always. But the film looks really weird in the hands of Paolo Sorrentino.