Inherent Vice

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Crime / Heist, Romance, Detective investigation, Stoner Flicks

Brief Synopsis: "In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend."

Overall Ranking: 1406 (Rank from 2014: # 66)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 38.46%
Regular 23.08%
Half-Popped 38.46%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
Citizen Charlie97(full review)
The Void97(full review)
Dan O'Neill90(full review)
David Baruffi88 - The review is incomplete.
(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman85 - Frustrating but brilliant
(full review)
Marshall And The Movies80(full review)
Lucien of Buzz Hub80(full review)
Cue dot Confessions Michael Scott80(full review)
FilmHamster61(full review)
Sober Film Chick Mary Dieng60 - If director Paul Thomas Anderson was attempting to make viewers feel the disorientation that is brought on by drugs, he accomplished his goal.
(full review)
Bryan Lienesch58 - The 70's crime noir leaves something to be desired.
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin43(full review)
Gorgon Reviews43(full review)

People Involved

  • Joaquin Phoenix (Doc Sportello)
  • Josh Brolin (Bigfoot Bjornsen)
  • Owen Wilson (Coy Harlingen)
  • Katherine Waterston (Shasta Fay Hepworth)
  • Reese Witherspoon (Penny)
  • Benicio del Toro (Sauncho Smilax)
  • Jena Malone (Hope Harlingen)
  • Maya Rudolph (Petunia Leeway)
  • Martin Short (Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd)
  • Martin Donovan (Crocker Fenway)
  • Sasha Pieterse (Japonica Fenway)
  • Eric Roberts (Mickey Wolfmann)
  • Michael K. Williams (Tariq Khalil)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson (Director)