• For a generation that has probably been devoid of fine musicals, this one comes as a breath of fresh air. The movie buffs who’ve an inclination towards this kind of artistic cinema will fall in love with Damien’s work instantaneously for the simple reason that it sweeps you into a dreamy world of romance and makes you feel nostalgic for Hollywood’s bygone era. La La Land reveals as much as it conceals – has just the right mix of realism and imagination.

  • Shalini Langer
    Shalini Langer
    Indian Express

    7

    Love is a many-splendored thing. But really all it needs is a girl in a yellow dress, against a violet-hued evening sky, in the soft light of a lamp-post, with a boy carrying her strappy blue heels.

  • Rohan Naahar
    Rohan Naahar
    Hindustan Times

    10

    La La Land is one of my favourites of all time. Depending on how life has treated you, its final moments will be either devastating or irrecoverably shattering. It’s one of the finest sequences ever put on film.

  • Sumeet Kaur
    Sumeet Kaur
    Deccan Chronicle

    10

    Stone’s and Gosling’s dancing is endearingly imperfect, their singing haunting and melancholic, and their chemistry, palpable.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen
    Rediff

    10

    This is a sublime cinematic experience, a rare joy that — to quote a song I always hear in Sinatra’s voice — left me Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered.

    It is a film so special I had to watch it twice before writing about it, and you know what, La La Land? Everyone says I love you

  • Renuka Vyavahare
    Renuka Vyavahare
    Times Of India

    9

    The performances and chemistry between the lead actors is remarkable. Gosling shines as a prickly Jazz purist, who conceals his emotions while Stone stands out as the sparkly girl, whose eyes speak a million words. Together they are magical and so is this eternal love ballad that will change the way you look at life.

  • The charm of La La Land lies in its details. In the glances that Mia and Sebastian share, in the references to Casablanca, in the jazz musicians telling the tale of a dying music form, in the coming full circle. Along with his team, director Chazelle crafts a tale that is nothing short of magic. That, in one word, is what La La Land is.
    Watch La La Land this week. It is an experience. Not a mere film.

  • This film might not have managed to hit the emotional complexity that Chazelle intended, but it certainly gets you a dazzling high.

  • BookMyShow Team
    BookMyShow Team
    BookMyShow

    -

    The film is a piece of beauty. If you have watched Whiplash, you know that Chazelle does justice to music and his actors. Emma and Ryan will take you on an audio-visual trip that will leave you humming some heartwarming jazz numbers by the end. 

  • Murtaza Ali Khan
    Murtaza Ali Khan
    APotpourriOfVestiges

    8

    La La Land makes for a wonderful cinematic experience. It is ebullient and so full of life. And, like all good dramas, it is also painful and heartbreaking at times. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling look so good together that one can go on and one watching them forever. It is as if they were born to play Mia and Sebastian. Their chemistry here reminds of Bergman’s and Bogart’s in Casablanca.

  • Chazelle directs the film with the movie-geek obsession of Quentin Tarantino and things could have easily gone wrong with an over reliance on callbacks to those classic films. But he is able to maintain enough distance from his influences to infuse the story with touches of realism that ground it while at the same time maintaining a sense of playful whimsy that made its forebears so successful.

  • IANS
    IANS
    TheStatesman

    8

    Overall, La La Land is a stylishly made film that pays homage to classic romance musicals.

  • It’s a beautiful movie about love and dreams, and how the two impact each other. As much as the cynics will walk in with half a mind to hate it, they won’t be so quick to dismiss the enticing musical once the last song is sung.