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  • RELEASED: 2014
  • RUNTIME: 149 mins
  • WRITTEN BY: Paul Thomas Anderson, Thomas Pynchon
  • DIRECTED BY: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • STARRING: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro

It has great performances, a cool 70s vibe and some funny moments (Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro are gutbusting) but overall the story is just an overlong mess that feels emotionally out of reach and not engaging enough.