Will Sloan’s review published on Letterboxd:
I'm always ready to laugh whenever John Michael Higgins shows up, and let's just say I was not dis- - - (*pulled off stage with hook*)
Terrific movie. Don't have much to add to what everyone else has already said. We've got an affecting sorta-love story, lots of great little roles for great actors, and a luxurious amount of convincing period detail. I was moved by its depiction of two people trying and failing to find a vocation and a purpose in a difficult city, and by how it understands the ways a 15-year-old and a 25-year-old are very similar and also very different. Plus, when it comes to the sensual pleasures of cinema, PTA is one of the best we've got. Nobody better communicates the visual and textural pleasure of a piece of fabric - whether it's Reynolds Woodcock's finery or the various tacky fashions we see here. Nobody is better at making a craggy, lined face or a pimply jaw or a crooked set of teeth look beautiful.