Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice

Joaquin Phoenix reteams with The Master director P.T. Anderson to play pothead private investigator 'Doc' Sportello in a shaggy dog detective film set in 1969. Based on Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel, co-starring Jena Malone, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro and Maya Rudolph.

2014Rating: MA15+, Strong sex scenes, frequent drug use and nudity149 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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 (“Chinatown,” “The Long Goodbye,” “Night Moves”)...

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Total Film

Total Film

If not quite on a par with PTA’s best, this is still a richly intoxicating brew of humour, violence and melancholy.

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Time Out

Time Out

It's a film you sink into, like a haze on the road, even as it jerks you along with spikes of humor.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

As antic as Boogie Nights and Punch-Drunk Love, but with The Master and There Will Be Blood’s uncanny feel for the swell and ebb of history.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Anderson has all manner of fun with the tale's whirling, blurring trajectory.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

It all serves a portrait of 1970 California that mixes absurdity with an air of looming cataclysm...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Just relax and let this beautiful, haunting, hilarious, chaotic, irritating and possibly profound tragicomedy wash over you. There is nothing else out there like it.

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