While I personally love this movie, I’m not sure how well received a film about a frustrated filmmaker seeking creative solutions in his personal life and work life is going to be to the average moviegoer.
Jack MathewsNew York Daily News
May have more enthusiasm and attitude than good story sense, but it, too, is the work of someone who might be at this game for a long time.
Keith PhippsThe A.V. Club
It looks great -- thanks in large part to production designer Dean Tavoularis and Wes Anderson cinematographer Robert Yeoman -- but just as importantly, it looks like it's interesting. Ultimately, it's not, but that almost doesn't matter.
CQ is modest, especially for something bearing the grandiose family name, and it possesses both a tenderness and a quiet intelligence.
Peter RainerNew York Magazine (Vulture)
Not everything in this ambitious comic escapade works, but Coppola, along with his sister, Sofia, is a real filmmaker. It must be in the genes.
A certain sexiness underlines even the dullest tangents, bouncing along to the all-too-essential groovy soundtrack.