almost 3 years
I agree with the director, the movie IS too long
over 3 years
Well acted, superbly scripted, intriguing movie.
spectacular acting, superbly shot. I usually hate movies without a point, but liked this.
over 4 years
Aspects of the story-telling were overly-clever & reaching, but performances.. brilliant.
almost 6 years
Inconsistent pace, never comes together in the end. Guess I've been spoiled by Tarantino.
The stories drag at times -- stay patient, it comes together in the end, but just barely.
A wannabe Pulp Fiction that falls apart and can't seem to mend itself together again.
It definitely has script issues, but it's unlike anything else PTA has directed.
almost 7 years
Powerfully intertwined stories. Music scene is fabulous. Wise up.
Absolutely brilliant and affecting. A deep examination of love and notions of fate
over 7 years
Amazing construction of stories. PTA makes a not once boring 3-hour-film. Outstanding.
over 7 years
PTA's grandiose ensemble piece contains amazing performances and several moving stories.
Magnolia is a 1999 American drama film written, produced, and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, narrated by Ricky Jay, and starring Tom Cruise, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, and Jason Robards in his last feature film appearance. The film is a mosaic of interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Magnolia was a critical success. Of the ensemble cast, Tom Cruise was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 72nd Academy Awards, and won the award in the same category at the Golden Globes of 2000. Anderson has stated, "I really feel...that Magnolia is, for better or worse, the best movie I'll ever make."
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