Marco’s review published on Letterboxd:
Alot of people don't like watching long movies. Like Schindlers List or Godfather part 2. I, however, do. When a movie is super good, I want them to be longer. This movie, is definitely one of my favorites. PTA has made so many great movies. Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood and Punch Drunk Love is some of his best. In my opinion, this is his best and definitely my favorite.
Tom Cruise was incredible in it. Its his best performance and he should've won a Oscar for it. Phillip Seymour Hoffman was a talent lost too soon. He's also incredible in this.
The camera work is great. The direction by PTA is excellent. The writing is great too. The music is cool, and works together with the camera work. I remember when I watched this at age 16. I absolutely loved it. Fun fact: Its my brothers favorite movie.