Fox 2 Detroit’s “CriticLee Speaking” weekly movie review show gave high praise for “The Peanut Butter Falcon” indie film released this week.
It stars Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, John Hawkes and newcomer Zack Gottsagen in a story with a tone and vibe of classics like “Huckleberry Finn” and “Of Mice and Men”. Bruce Dern, Thomas Hayden Church, Jake “the snake” Roberts, and Mick Foley also have roles in it.
Gottsagen plays a young man with Down syndrome who runs away from his living care facility in hopes of pursuing his dream of becoming a pro wrestler.
Movie critic Lee Thomas gave it a Thumbs Up. He said he loved it and called it heartfelt and touching.
Nate Adams gave it a Thumbs Up. He said Gottsagen is great and it’s heartwarming movie that will touch a lot of people.
Tom Santilli gave it a Thumbs Down. He said it was condescending to the audience and over simplified. He said it goes into fantasy territory too much toward the end.
Thomas named Zack Gottsagen his “King of the Box Office” at the end of the show.
Adam Graham must have been on vacation or on assignment from the show but he reviewed the movie in The Detroit News. He gave it a B.