“a groovy, richly funny stoner romp that has less in common with “The Big Lebowski” than with the strain of fatalistic, '70s-era California noirs, in which the question of “whodunit?” inevitably leads to an existential vanishing point. ”~Scott Foundas, Variety
Aroview: Dir. PT Anderson brings Thomas Pynchon faithfully to the big screen in this dope-addled, shaggy-dog comedy in which Joaquin Phoenix stars as a drug-fueled Los Angeles P.I. investigating the disappearance of a former girlfriend.
4 stars (Very Good) Complex interleaving plot line . Could as easily have been made in 1973---even the colour balance is there. Laconic sense of humour. Worth watching twice (you might need to if you want to understand the plot.). Another charmer. ~Anon
3 stars (Good Enough) You suspect the screenplay was made to be as difficult to follow as possible but surprisingly even considering its length it was still watchable. For me, that came down to the compulsory casting of JP in the lead.~tubbs