• 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.

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  • Jerry Downing

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

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

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  • 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…

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  • fistofan0077

    ★★★ Watched by fistofan0077 11 Apr, 2015 2

    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 It's a bit outdated (The big confrontation at the…

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  • 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.

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  • jb_86

    ★★★ Watched by jb_86 24 Mar, 2015

    "A journey through the films of Martin Scorsese" - 2015 Edition

    Pt. 3: Alice doesn't live here anymore

    For Scorsese, a very male-centric and masculine director, this feels like an unusual film. But in a way it also seems like the right opportunity to take, an investment into the future, to establish oneself and prove willing to work under more or less studio conditions. And so Scorsese proved to be more than the "Mean Streets" wild guy from New York,…

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  • Christian Alec

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Christian Alec 27 Feb, 2015

    One of Scorsese's earliest non-violent gems led by a great performance by Burstyn.

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  • Sean Wu

    ★★★ Watched by Sean Wu 02 Mar, 2015

    Like 'Tootsie' was for Dustin Hoffman, 'Alice' is a vehicle for Ellen Burstyn. She's pretty good as a singer-turned-waitress after her cold husband's death. There's really not much of value besides Burstyn.

    Kris Kristofferson is second billed in the movie, but honestly I could barely see any value for his character besides a dramatic foil. Simply, he's poorly characterized. So is pretty much everyone else, like Diane Ladd's nominated work as an outspoken waitress, or Jodie Foster's bit part. The…

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  • JayKay99

    ★★★★ Watched by JayKay99 02 Mar, 2015

    The 70's, when studios made films like this.

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  • Jerell

    ★★★ Rewatched by Jerell 23 Feb, 2015

    Kiss my grits, metaphorically.

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  • Bojan Žarković

    ★★★★½ Watched by Bojan Žarković 19 Feb, 2015

    Odličan "ženski" film.

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  • Ben Lane

    ★★★★★ Watched by Ben Lane 17 Feb, 2015

    This is a masterful take on romance and broken relationships, but at its core, it's about the bonding between a mother and her son, and it's beautiful. This is a great piece of work from Martin Scorsese.

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