The Peanut Butter Falcon

critic Reviews

95% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score95%
  • A feelgood adventure brought to life by outstanding performances, The Peanut Butter Falcon finds rich modern resonance in classic American fiction.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sr. Rose PacatteSt. Anthony Messenger
    The Peanut Butter Falcon is a charming movie, filled with humanity and heart, even if it doesn't always make narrative sense.
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    Matthew BondThe Mail on Sunday (UK)
    Slightly overcooked but very sweet.
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    Tom ShoneSunday Times (UK)
    [LaBeouf's] harmonious connection with Gottsagen pretty much comprises the entire film, but such is the relaxed timbre established by Nilson and Schwartz, you're happy to hang out with them.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    Perhaps against the odds, this shambling buddy movie really works.
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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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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Saskia BaronThe Arts Desk
    It's a step forward that the directors cast an actor with disabilities rather than getting a star to "crip up". But it's a long way from making a film which creates a complex, genuine three-dimensional portrait of life with Down's Syndrome.
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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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    Rob CarnevaleIndie London
    This indie charmer may operate on familiar ground but it's big on heart and driven by great performances. What's more, it even manages to avoid some fairly obvious clichés to deliver surprising but subtle emotional depth and even a little darkness.
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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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