Licorice Pizza

134 mins
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Oscar-nominated filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson's follow-up to Phantom Thread follows a high school student—and successful child actor—in 1970s San Fernando... More

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Licorice Pizza | Ratings & Reviews

Paul Thomas Anderson bottles magic with the debuts of Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman in this tender, moving and funny coming-of-age pic, one that manages to feel achingly real even as Bradley Cooper hilariously gobbles scenery.

"It’s such a delectable film..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Anderson’s instincts were dead-on in choosing Hoffman and Haim."


"Haim makes one of the most exciting screen debuts in recent memory."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Irresistibly hard to pin down: you'd have to go back around 50 years... to find another that runs on a similar kind of woozy clockwork."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"An achingly romantic tone returns by the end, as well as the sensation that... we just watched the best movie of the year."

"(Licorice Pizza) feels more concrete, more achingly, tangibly real, than just about any American movie this year."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Licorice Pizza feels pleased with how casual and effortless it is, which is the exact opposite of being casual and effortless."

Time MagazineTime Magazine

"(Licorice Pizza is) holyfuckingshitIlovemovies-great..."


"Both leads are outstanding in their feature debuts."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"It's the hints of danger... that lend the film its sneaky depth of feeling."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"Newbies Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman light up the screen in one of the very best movies of the year."


"If... Licorice Pizza doesn't make you happy, the trouble may be that you're clinically depressed, anhedonic or don't care for movies in general."

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal

"So buoyant and bubbly, it practically floats off the screen."

Time OutTime Out

"A shaggy, fitfully brilliant romp..."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"An entertaining movie that, like American Graffiti and Fast Times at Ridgemont High before it, captures youth in hilarious and poignant ways."

USA TodayUSA Today

"A tender, funny ramble forged in all the hope and absurdity of adolescence..."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"Quite possibly the year's best film - easily its most delightful surprise."


Licorice Pizza | Details

Award winner
Best Original Screenplay at the 2022 BAFTAs
M, Offensive language, sexual references & drug references
Comedy, Drama
Country of origin

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