The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon

COMING SOON TO CINEMAS30 January 2020
The Peanut Butter Falcon

Feelgood adventure-drama starring Dakota Johnson, John Hawkes and Shia LaBeouf. A young man with Down syndrome (Zack Gottsagen) runs away from his nursing home in North Carolina to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler.

Tyler (LaBeouf), a small time thief on the run becomes Zak's manager and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Johnson) to join them.

2020Rating: M, Coarse language96 minsUSA
ComedyDramaFestival & Independent
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IndieWire

IndieWire

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Saves the worst for last, as the plot kicks into gear during the third act and blunts the film's delicate emotional texture into a contrived drumbeat of dull choices.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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LaBeouf brings the soul to "The Peanut Butter Falcon," while Gottsagen brings the spirit. He has an undeniably charming screen presence, and the actor takes to this starring role with gusto.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Gottsagen is a disarming performer who creates a sweet and funny character.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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Sure, Scarlett Johansson could probably have played the role (as well as any of the trees in the background). But if you seek a good example of why diversity in casting and conception makes for a richer cinema landscape, look no further.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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LaBeouf holds the screen with natural allure, making every twinge of his character's self-reproach, and every instant of his dawning joy, achingly felt. His nuanced performance propels this journey.

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Variety

Variety

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A feel-good niche indie with its priorities in the right place.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Saves the worst for last, as the plot kicks into gear during the third act and blunts the film's delicate emotional texture into a contrived drumbeat of dull choices.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

LaBeouf brings the soul to "The Peanut Butter Falcon," while Gottsagen brings the spirit. He has an undeniably charming screen presence, and the actor takes to this starring role with gusto.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Gottsagen is a disarming performer who creates a sweet and funny character.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Sure, Scarlett Johansson could probably have played the role (as well as any of the trees in the background). But if you seek a good example of why diversity in casting and conception makes for a richer cinema landscape, look no further.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

LaBeouf holds the screen with natural allure, making every twinge of his character's self-reproach, and every instant of his dawning joy, achingly felt. His nuanced performance propels this journey.

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Variety

Variety

press

A feel-good niche indie with its priorities in the right place.

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