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Very Good "You may be captivated, as I was, by its moods, and by its
subtly transformed star, and still wonder why Paul Thomas Anderson ever had the
inclination to make the most sincere and artful movie in which Adam Sandler will
probably ever appear.''
James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Good "Anderson has created the kind of unconventional
"romantic comedy" we might expect from him. And, while it could be a
disappointment to die-hard Sandler fans (who don't get even a sampling of their
hero's usual lowbrow humor) and lovers of traditional romance, Punch Drunk
Love offers a lot to those who appreciate motion pictures that embrace a
journey into relatively new territory.''
Roger Ebert Full
Very Good "The film is exhilarating to watch because Sandler,
liberated from the constraints of formula, reveals unexpected depths as an
USA TODAY Full
Very Good "This near-magical collaboration seems the right movie at
the right time for star and filmmaker. It proves that Sandler has talent beyond
his in-your-face past vehicles and that Anderson, who won best director for his
efforts at Cannes, can triumph on a scale smaller than the 188-minute Magnolia.''
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