The Peanut Butter Falcon

critic Reviews

, 96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • 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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    Richard PropesTheIndependentCritic.com
    While LaBeouf earned an Independent Spirit nod for his turn in American Honey, it's his work here that is easily the best of his career.
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    Jason FraleyWTOP (Washington, D.C.)
    Zach Gottsagen plays a young man with Down Syndrome who dreams of becoming a pro wrestler, joining a drifter (Shia LaBeouf) for a Mark Twain journey down south.
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    Kelechi EhenuloConfessions From A Geek Mind
    A beautiful, sentimental journey of self-discovery.
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    Tom BeasleyVultureHound
    Knows what it is, and it embraces every grain of sugar along the way.
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