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Licorice Pizza Scores Big With Both Audiences and Critics on Rotten Tomatoes

Paul Thomas Anderson is a director with an unbelievable observe document in Hollywood and that document is constant with Licorice Pizza. Anderson’s newest opened with a restricted launch on Nov. 26 and it at present holds a 90% critic rating and a 100% viewers rating.

Licorice Pizza stars Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Bradley Cooper, and Sean Penn. It follows Haim and Hoffman who develop up, go on adventures, and fall in love within the San Fernando Valley in California within the Seventies. It’s being distributed and produced by MGM with Focus Options, Bron Artistic, and Ghoulardi Movie Firm additionally producing the movie.

That is Anderson’s ninth movie and thus far it at present holds certainly one of his highest critic scores. The very best continues to be Boogie Nights at 93% with Inherent Vice being the bottom at 73%. The 100% viewers ranking is the very best ranking for any Anderson movie, nevertheless, it ought to be famous that that is with fewer than 50 verified scores so this might drastically change as soon as Licorice Pizza is given a bigger launch.


Regardless of Licorice Pizza’s restricted launch, the movie truly managed to do properly on the field workplace all issues thought of. The movie is at present in solely 4 theaters in New York and Los Angeles. In response to Deadline, it nonetheless managed to submit an “$83.8K opening display screen common,” which MGM is asking an all-time document.

The Paul Thomas Anderson film is at present booked at LA’s Regency Village for the subsequent month, and it turned out the perfect opening gross on the venue in 25 years. In whole, Licorice Pizza grossed $335K making it the third-highest debut for any Anderson movie, coming in behind The Grasp ($736K) and Punch Drunk Love ($367K).

The present critics consensus on Rotten Tomatoes says “Licorice Pizza finds Paul Thomas Anderson shifting right into a surprisingly comfy gear — and getting probably star-making performances out of his fresh-faced leads.” Many critics have additionally been praising the performances of newcomers Hoffman and Haim.

Anderson himself isn’t any stranger to being within the awards dialog. PTA has been nominated for the Academy Award for Greatest Director and Greatest Image twice, each for Phantom Thread and There Will Be Blood. He has additionally been nominated for Greatest Authentic Screenplay for Boogie Nights and Magnolia and Greatest Tailored Screenplay for There Will Be Blood and Inherent Vice. Licorice Pizza seems to be a attainable frontrunner for Greatest Image and presumably extra.

Licorice Pizza is at present in a restricted launch however will obtain a large launch on December 25.

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