• Rob Smith

    ★★★½ Watched by Rob Smith 03 Sep, 2015

    Alice (Ellen Burstyn) has rose tinted memories of her childhood in Monterey. When she finds herself unexpectedly widowed and short of cash she sets out on a road trip back to her home town. Accompanied by her precocious 12 year old son Tommy (Alfred Lutter) she works from town to town as a singer and waitress fund their trip. En route she encounters Ben (Harvey Keitel) and David (Kris Kristofferson) who each will influence her life and the way she…

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  • Keith LaFountaine

    ★★★½ Watched by Keith LaFountaine 02 Sep, 2015

    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is an interesting departure from Scorsese's usual characters and storyline. While some parts are a bit jagged - mainly the dramatic narrative differences of the 3rd act in comparison to the rest of the film - this is a good character study of a woman trying to figure out her life in the wake of tragedy.

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  • Matty Stanfield

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Matty Stanfield 28 Aug, 2015

    A Martin Scorsese film that feels absolutely nothing like a Martin Scorsese movie is a great film. Odd that this little bit of movie magic would inspire a lame 1970's television series. Vic Tayback would go on to "recreate" a characterization of his character.

    Kent L. Wakeford's camera seems to be capturing the energy of the film in a nervous kind of anticipation. In many ways, the film feels a bit like a bow to the great female movie stars…

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  • Robert Armitage

    ★★★★½ Watched by Robert Armitage 27 Aug, 2015

    I watched a lot of Alice growing up. Mel and Flo and Vera are all familiar, comfortable characters. Kiss my grits. Hell yeah. However, I did not know the sitcom spun out of a Martin Scorsese film. The back third of Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore blew my goddamn mind apart. Watching a no-punches-pulled version of that set-up... At one point, Flo (Diane Ladd) tells Mel to, 'do a jack job in a paper sack.' This was not the Mel's…

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  • CrossBits

    ★½ Watched by CrossBits 18 Aug, 2015

    Might be a pure love it or hate it film. I say maybe, because I don't think I hated it. I was just bored by it.

    I'll give the movie this. It doesn't give in to making its characters likable. I've known train-wrecks like Alice (and everyone who surrounds her) and the film depicts her without mercy. She can't figure out what she wants in life, so this leads to her having about 12 different emotional states throughout the movie.…

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  • Josh Rubenoff

    ★★★ Watched by Josh Rubenoff 16 Aug, 2015

    Best shot of a Coca-Cola truck in cinematic history.

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  • nagoya

    ★★★★★ Added by nagoya

    Masterpiece!

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  • Eric Lee

    ★★★★ Watched by Eric Lee 13 Aug, 2015

    An early film from the master Scorsese which further proved the exuberance and talented showmanship of his filmmaking shown in Mean Streets. A more quiet film but nothing short of great.

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  • BiblicalZombie

    ★★★★ Added by BiblicalZombie

    A real woman, with an actual personality, with a kid that makes a real impact on the story and feels real for a change... also, all men are evil, apparently. --The cinematography in that first scene was beautiful, and then never ever seen again--

    Scorsese really learnt how to direct women for this film, and it shows because all the women here felt distinct in character and (excusing the acting) felt real for once. Harvey Keitel was brilliant for the…

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  • Not Ben Sachs

    Added by Not Ben Sachs

    This comedy-drama is generally regarded as one of Martin Scorsese's least personal projects, but time has proven it a characteristic film. As in his later AGE OF INNOCENCE and GANGS OF NEW YORK, Scorsese's approach to ALICE is to recast an established Hollywood genre (in this case, the hard-boiled women's picture that flourished in the 40s and 50s) in his own register, making each scene a series of emotionally discrete moments defined by brilliant stylistic flourishes. A violent domestic encounter…

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  • Peter Floyd

    ★★★★½ Watched by Peter Floyd 28 Jul, 2015

    It's such a shame, this is so underrated.

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  • Steven Flores

    Watched by Steven Flores 20 Jul, 2015

    A very powerful and mesmerizing drama from Martin Scorsese that features an incredible performance from Ellen Burstyn as a widow trying to raise her bratty son as they try to start over.

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