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Anomalisa (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Anomalisa marks another brilliant and utterly distinctive highlight in Charlie Kaufman's filmography, and a thought-provoking treat for fans of introspective cinema.

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A man struggles with his inability to connect with other people.

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Cast

David Thewlis
as Michael Stone
Tom Noonan
as Various Voices

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Critic Reviews for Anomalisa

All Critics (266) | Top Critics (52)

I've seen it thrice. It has not palled.

March 14, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Anomalisa is a reminder that animation can do much more than provide high jinks for a family audience. This is a surprisingly dark film, but it is a lyrical and insightful one. It delves into areas that even the frankest live-action dramas shy away from.

March 10, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Even in its apparently throwaway opening gag, Anomalisa has human existence covered.

March 10, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Kaufman and Johnson's puppets are quaint yet spooky, rudimentary yet lifelike.

March 10, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Intricately, brilliantly, tragically solipsistic.

March 10, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The hell of other people fuses with the hell of loneliness in this strange miniature masterpiece from Charlie Kaufman.

March 10, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Anomalisa

½

A very human and delicate look at loneliness, told as a stop-motion animation that feels like the perfect choice for this kind of story, with waxy characters that are all (but two) voiced by the same person; it is just a pity, though, that the end feels a bit abrupt.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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½

The concept of the movie provides the extra half star. I loved the powerful concept which manifests itself in many of our lives. It's thought provoking and interesting but for me lacks something to make it more entertaining!

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Film Crazy

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½

I'm not a fan of stop-motion puppetry, but this eerie and tender film about loneliness and connection is a feat in animation and storytelling: from all the secondary characters being played by reedy-voiced Tom Noonan, to Jennifer Jason Leigh's elegaic rendition of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," from the discomfitingly realistic puppet sex, to the hallucinatory flashes of robotic wiring underneath Michael's humanoid casing - foreshadowing the film's ultimate thesis about the inexorable fade of love, individuality, and will.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

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