Aloha

Aloha

Aloha

Cameron Crowe dramedy about a celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) who returns to the site of his greatest career triumph – the US Space program in Hawaii – and reconnects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him. Co-stars Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, and Alec Baldwin.

2015Rating: PG, Mild themes and coarse language105 minsUSA
ComedyDramaRomance

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Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

If you weren’t convinced with George Clooney being part-Hawaiian in The Descendants, then you’re going to feel whitewashed seeing Emma Stone’s Hawaiian-Chinese character Allison Ng in Cameron Crowe’s latest. This is but one symptom of Aloha’s severely undercooked story about cultural sensitivity and the US Space Program, one that tries to honour Hawaiian culture in the same way a dude-bro attempts to honour native Indian heritage by wearing a chieftain feather hat at Coachella.

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Variety

Variety

Unbalanced, unwieldy, and at times nearly unintelligible, Aloha is unquestionably Cameron Crowe’s worst film.

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Time Out

Time Out

Cut together with the haphazard feel of a posthumously completed record...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Inspiration has become Cameron Crowe's crack. His films are all-you-can-eat pixie-dust buffet from which all unnecessary excitement has been expunged.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Whatever Crowe’s ambitions, Aloha feels like a tropical transplant of past work, and an unfortunate demonstration of the law of diminishing returns.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

It gives me no pleasure to report that Aloha is still a mess, a handful of stories struggling for a unifying tone.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Even with its off-balance, overstuffed storytelling, the film maintains a charm and energy that never flags, with brisk pacing and generally engaging performances from its deep-bench cast.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Crowe squanders the star power at hand.

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