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100
Anderson orchestrates a comic romance like no other. The effect is intoxicating. Sandler and the movie will knock you for a loop.
100
Philadelphia Inquirer
With its feverish, percussive soundtrack and bravura cinematography, is like a bolt from the blue, chock-full of unexpected delight.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
The film is exhilarating to watch because Sandler, liberated from the constraints of formula, reveals unexpected depths as an actor.
88
Despite its title, Punch-Drunk Love is never heavy-handed. The jabs it employs are short, carefully placed and dead-center.
88
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.
88
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.
88
Miami Herald
It's a small victory, but Punch-Drunk Love knows how to reap epic delight from the most precious of details.
88
It's a honey of a performance: controlled, achingly human, and funny in the deepest ways.
83
Entertainment Weekly
Deeply rich and strange new romantic comedy.
80
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.
75
Sweet-natured, meticulously observed love story.

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