Aloha

Aloha

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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, Coarse language105 minsUSA
ComedyDramaRomance
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Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

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.

3.0
0

See 'The Descendants' instead

A film of "moments" rather than anything resembling a cohesive plot - they are hit and miss. But, let's talk about the elephant in the room: Emma Stone's casting as the half caucasian, quarter Hawaiian, quarter Asian. Yes, harping on about her one-quarter Hawaiian ethnicity was part of her character - and I was buying it. But why oh why was she also...

2.0
0

A bit hard to follow at first

A bit hard to follow at first. Some "interesting" camera work. Not enough of the beautiful Hawaiian scenery. Not as bad as some reviewers had said.

3.0
0

Easily missable

It was a very mixed bag of confused storytelling with odd funny moment from some good actors. Unfortunately, there was also a clear lack of chemistry between a number of the actors, most notably Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper. The whole space race then computer hacker storyline was a waste of screen-time that added very little. It would have greatly...

2.0
0

Average

Definitely not a must see, but maybe a Friday night movie at home when you've not got much else to do ...

2.0
0

Disjointed - 1.5 stars..

A couple of laughs, but mainly just awkward and disappointing.

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

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

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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

2.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Crowe squanders the star power at hand.

0
Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

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.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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

2.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Crowe squanders the star power at hand.

0

See 'The Descendants' instead

A film of "moments" rather than anything resembling a cohesive plot - they are hit and miss. But, let's talk about the elephant in the room: Emma Stone's casting as the half caucasian, quarter Hawaiian, quarter Asian. Yes, harping on about her one-quarter Hawaiian ethnicity was part of her character - and I was buying it. But why oh why was she also...

2.0
0

A bit hard to follow at first

A bit hard to follow at first. Some "interesting" camera work. Not enough of the beautiful Hawaiian scenery. Not as bad as some reviewers had said.

3.0
0

Easily missable

It was a very mixed bag of confused storytelling with odd funny moment from some good actors. Unfortunately, there was also a clear lack of chemistry between a number of the actors, most notably Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper. The whole space race then computer hacker storyline was a waste of screen-time that added very little. It would have greatly...

2.0
0

Average

Definitely not a must see, but maybe a Friday night movie at home when you've not got much else to do ...

2.0
0

Disjointed - 1.5 stars..

A couple of laughs, but mainly just awkward and disappointing.

1.0
0