The Peanut Butter Falcon

critic Reviews

96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score96%
  • A feelgood adventure brought to life by outstanding performances, The Peanut Butter Falcon finds rich modern resonance in classic American fiction.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    As calculated as the film might be, it's hard to dislike. And while Nilson and Schwartz use Gottsagen's sincerity as a guarantee of their own good intentions, this never feels as exploitative as it might have.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Like a Disney family drama from TV times past, this feelgood road movie is so homely, so warm and fuzzy, and so darn wholesome that it's almost too much.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    The Peanut Butter Falcon isn't shy of pushing your buttons, but the overall effect has an innocent charm and frankness, and LaBeouf brings a winning combination of toughness and soul.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    The Peanut Butter Falcon gets two cheers... for its redemptive warmth and a troupe of actors unfailingly bringing out the best in each other.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    LaBeouf is scruffily compelling, while the pinpoint comic timing of Gottsagen should be a lesson to any drab corners of the film industry still resisting disabled actors.
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    Hannah WoodheadLittle White Lies
    A featherweight film with a lot of heart but not much staying power.
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    Dan ScullyCinema76
    The whole thing is just so damn sweet that I couldn't help but feel uplifted. Add to that a handful of genuine belly laughs and you've got yourself a winner.
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    Shawn EdwardsFox 4 Kansas City
    A small and bittersweet indie that succeeds...
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    The Peanut Butter Falcon is a sweet, tender and joyful portrayal of an unlikely friendship, and it won't fail to charm.
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    Laura Di GirolamoExclaim!
    It's elevated beyond cloying corniness by the naturalness of its performances, from Zack Gottsagen's unstoppable energy to Shia LaBeouf's quiet warmth and crushed-but-not-broken spirit.
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