• TimTam

    ★★★ Watched by TimTam 30 Jul, 2014

    Direction: ★★★★
    Acting: ★★★★
    Script: ★★★
    Cinematography: ★★★
    Sound: ★★
    Ellen Burstyn: ★★★★★

    What I learned:
    IT'S SO HARD BEING FEMALE

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  • Laura H

    ★★★★½ Watched by Laura H 19 Jul, 2014

    I can't help but think that Richard Linklater must have been at least partially inspired by Alice to make Boyhood. A wonderful, warm, funny, sad film and instantly one of my favourite Scorsese movies. So great!

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  • Jaime Grijalba

    ★★★½ Watched by Jaime Grijalba 12 Jul, 2014

    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

    7/10

    I wonder about the state of feminism in 1973-4. I'm guessing that this movie was received in a mixed manner when it came out, as it manages to juggle and never take a position regarding the state and what a woman should do when is in a number of given situations as stated in this movie. This is a film about reactions, if we are given a certain kind of rising, if we…

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  • Riley Shingler

    ★★★ Added by Riley Shingler

    Martin Scorsese has developed reputation as a macho filmmaker. Nearly every one of his films focus on male characters, and he makes what he refers to as ‘street pictures’ better than anyone ever has. Of course, this doesn’t cover the director’s entire filmography. In fact, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, one of the director’s first big steps outside his comfort zone, was truly one of the first films in which Marty established his signature style.

    It seems odd, that any…

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  • Mynt Marsellus

    ★★★★½ Watched by Mynt Marsellus 21 Jun, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • moviegrande

    ★★★★½ Watched by moviegrande 14 Jun, 2014

    Another Martin Scorsese Masterpiece!

    I've yet to see a Martin Scorsese that I don't love. This movie is less of what you've come to expect from Martin Scorsese but there are lots of that style that Scorsese is known for.

    Ellen Burstyn, which i can say is one of my favorite actresses if not my favorite actress, brings out a powerhouse performance. Her and the kid have amazing chemistry in this movie that made me think they were actually mother…

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  • Blots

    ★★★½ Watched by Blots 11 Jun, 2014

    Manic, somewhat straight-laced Scorsese. Definitely worth a watch for the 1950's opening sequence shot in 1.33:1, and the magic between Ellen Burstyn and her kid (Alfred Lutter).

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  • ejeffb2004

    ★★★★ Watched by ejeffb2004 25 May, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • martinblank

    ★★★★ Added by martinblank

    It has always seemed one of the odder facts of pop culture that a Martin Scorsese film actually inspired a sitcom starring Linda Lavin. (Does that mean we had Scorsese to thank, or blame, for the whole "Kiss my grits" thing and the spin-off Flo?) Anyway, this early Scorsese feature is atypical - no pulsating urban life, not much in the way of brutality - but extremely entertaining, with a classic Oscar-winning performance by Ellen Burstyn as Alice, the widow…

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  • KerryMaxwell

    ★★★½ Watched by KerryMaxwell 20 May, 2014

    Scorsese's studio debut coincides with my coming of age, my parent's separation, and a car trip from Boston to LA with my Mom and sister, so I saw a lot I recognized in this film (including an annoying foul mouthed kid who listens to T Rex and Mott the Hoople). Watched as part of my ongoing personal road-film series, this isn't a film I would have normally sought out, and it took me a bit to appreciate what Scorsese, Burstyn…

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  • Dan Simolke

    ★★★★½ Watched by Dan Simolke 03 May, 2014

    Finally saw this and yeah it's great.

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  • Aaron T. Rex

    ★★★½ Watched by Aaron T. Rex 02 May, 2014

    Scorsese may choose a subject that doesn't really interest me now and again, but whenever he does he sure makes it the best it could be. He's always got his special touch and whatever the story he brings his top skills. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is pretty standard but it's got some good performances, a fun soundtrack and of course Scorsese. All in all it's worth a watch.

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