• Brent Paton

    ★★★ Watched by Brent Paton 03 Jul, 2015

    It's a bit rough but you can see Scorsese's enthusiasm. There's fun dialogue in the diner, has Mel, Flo, and Alice, and I wondered about the connection to the TV series. The kid in the movie is very annoying. The opening sequence looked really cool and I was hoping the whole movie had a classic 30's look.


  • Alex Kolpan

    ★★★★ Watched by Alex Kolpan 02 Jul, 2015

    The score in this movie kills me.

    Ellen Burnstyn handles Alice with such confidence yet tenderness that she becomes a character that's hard to forget. Maybe Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore but she'll certainly have a place in my mind for a while.


  • FilmGuy1997

    ★★★★ Added by FilmGuy1997

    This is a very entertaining and involving film. It runs out of steam towards the end, but it's still a fine film.


  • mikecuenca

    ★★★★ Rewatched by mikecuenca 17 Jun, 2015

    4th viewing.

    A director for hire gig but Scorsese's stamp is all over it. From the Oz like opening cut to the Mott the Hoople tracking the landscape to the Tommy watching TV by his lonesome scene.

    Like his other first features, clunky in parts with uneven pacing, but a classic.

    Scorsese himself is faced with the duality that a lot of his characters deal with. Scorsese being a very masculine director makes a feminine feature. It's pretty great.



  • Ross Birks

    ★★★★ Watched by Ross Birks 08 Jun, 2015

    This has been a long time coming but with Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore officially crossed off of the watchlist, I've now seen every one of Martin Scrosese's movies!

    I often wonder why this one always got pushed to the bottom of the pile. Maybe, along with New York, New York (which I finally crossed off last week) it's one of the least talked about and least remarkable on the surface. After Hours seems to finally be getting the attention…


  • ctkruckus

    Rewatched by ctkruckus 20 May, 2015

    This movie is just great. I don't think I've seen it in 10 years.


  • Patrick Devitt

    Watched by Patrick Devitt 05 May, 2015

    I though Scorsese couldn’t get much worse than Mean Streets. Oh, was I wrong. This is an absolute chore to get through. Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore features on of the most annoying children I have ever come across in a film. I often find children to be obnoxious in film, but I can appreciate their effort they put into the role. I never thought I would mention Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and the The Babadook in the same…


  • Matt

    ★★★ Watched by Matt 18 Apr, 2015

    Probably the least Scorsese of any of his films and his only female-centric one. Ellyn Burstyn is fantastic in the leading role as Alice, her son is almost exhaustingly annoying and Keitel and Kristofferson do well as various boyfriends but it's Burstyn's show. The movie is actually funnier than I expected it to be and I didn't care for the ending that much but the final shot is pretty great.


  • Jerry Downing

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jerry Downing 21 Apr, 2015

    Early Martin Scorsese film that earned Ellen Burstyn a well deserved Oscar.


  • bcc273

    ★★★ Watched by bcc273 21 Apr, 2015

    Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore is the story of a single mom, traveling across America with her eleven year old son attempting to achieve her life goal of becoming a singer, all while trying to be a good mother to her son. In Scorsese's fourth feature film and first studio picture, he leaves his machoism male leads behind and tries his hand at a female story of ache and comedy. For me Marty ended up achieving one of those things…


  • fistofan0077

    ★★★ Watched by fistofan0077 11 Apr, 2015 1

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

    Partially brilliant and partially depressing, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore provided one of Martin Scorcese's oddball outings. A film about a woman struggling to find happiness as a widow, Ellen Burstyn gives her part some emotional heft. Discontent and constantly looking to advance in a mean and tough world. Burstyne provides a brilliant performance, making every waking minute of this film vaguely believable.

    However, the film is hurt by some things. It's a bit outdated (The big confrontation at the…


  • Austin Loudenslager

    ★★ Watched by Austin Loudenslager 03 Apr, 2015

    A strange visual and tonal mismarriage that never quite balances throughout. You can see some early Scorsese identifiers in this work, but regardless of this pedigree, an attempt at 'dramedy' (or a deconstruction of it) can best be seen as a noble effort at genre. Strangely cast in hindsight, given the cast itself. One-dimensional, scant character development. Keitel being too Keitel. Burstyn won an Oscar for this, but she's been so much better. Ladd steals the little screen time she's given and is a refreshing revelation here.