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The Peanut Butter Falcon

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97% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score97%
  • A feelgood adventure brought to life by outstanding performances, The Peanut Butter Falcon finds rich modern resonance in classic American fiction.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Samantha IncorvaiaArizona Republic
    The film is a sweet, funny and heartfelt look at friendship and strength.
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    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle
    "The Peanut Butter Falcon" is a nice little movie that barely goes anywhere, but audiences, in a certain mood, might be willing to drift along with it.
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    Travis DeShongWashington Post
    [T]he film's on-the nose allusions to Twain ultimately contribute to a sense of derivation, undermining the originality of the material and preventing "Falcon" from graduating from good to great.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It is lovely, funny, and never condescending.
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    Katie WalshLos Angeles Times
    LaBeouf brings the soul to "The Peanut Butter Falcon," while Gottsagen brings the spirit. He has an undeniably charming screen presence, and the actor takes to this starring role with gusto.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    The Peanut Butter Falcon saves the worst for last, as the plot kicks into gear during the third act and blunts the film's delicate emotional texture into a contrived drumbeat of dull choices.
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    Katrina Olsonkatrinaolson.ca
    The chemistry between Tyler and Elenor is magnetic. It was actually so good it made me wish Dakota Johnson and Shia LaBeouf would get together in real life.
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    Matt OakesSilver Screen Riot
    A lucky penny of a movie, a beacon of unfiltered goodness that never forgets that the number one rule of happiness in life is to party with the people you love.
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    Linda and Al LernerMovies and Shakers
    Shia Le Beouf is at his emotional best. As his character regains his humanity, he becomes the heart of the film. Zack Gottsagen as Zak is the soul.
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    Chuck YarboroughCleveland Plain Dealer
    Gottsagen is the ultimate Method actor. He doesn't "inhabit" the role, because for him, it's not a role. He literally IS the man determined to overcome an obstacle, and he's amazingly honest and wonderful in doing it.
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