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Based on 37 Reviews
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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Anderson orchestrates a comic romance like no other. The effect is intoxicating. Sandler and the movie will knock you for a loop. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Sweet-natured, meticulously observed love story. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Despite its title, Punch-Drunk Love is never heavy-handed. The jabs it employs are short, carefully placed and dead-center. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Difficult too, and certainly problematic, but it's sometimes quite wonderful. Do see it if you're curious about one-of-a-kind films, and if you care about the ever-evolving career of one of our most gifted filmmakers. show more

  • 100
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    With its feverish, percussive soundtrack and bravura cinematography, is like a bolt from the blue, chock-full of unexpected delight. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Whether Adam Sandler can actually act is not actually answered in Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love. But he's great in it. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The film is exhilarating to watch because Sandler, liberated from the constraints of formula, reveals unexpected depths as an actor. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    An Adam Sandler movie with class, and if that sounds like an oxymoron, so be it. The movie is a happy nightmare of silly-smart movie comedy that defies category - and challenges expectations involving Sandler and his pictures. show more

  • 88
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    It's a small victory, but Punch-Drunk Love knows how to reap epic delight from the most precious of details. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    It's a honey of a performance: controlled, achingly human, and funny in the deepest ways. show more

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