Steve Pennock’s review published on Letterboxd:
I would choose to watch a film like this over any other genre.
It was a perfect first watch. It may go down on rewatch but right now I have nothing but immensely good feelings about it.
Our main character Zak (Zack Gottsagen) is a case study in why diversity in film matters. He is so brilliant that you couldn't imagine another actor being as funny, charming and sincere in this role.
Shia Labeouf as Tyler is excellent here, the relationship which builds between his character and Zak is perfectly paced, so much so it feels entirely organic. Despite his flaws you root for him throughout.
Dakota Johnson as Eleanor is stunning its hard not to fall in love with her as soon as Tyler starts talking to her in the shop. She really sells the characters emotional connection to the wellbeing of Zak giving the group a grounding that was missing when they were just 'two bandits'.
The soundtrack just melts into the background of the film complementing the aesthetic, the location and the characters so perfectly. You barely notice it but come out at the end thinking you should give it a listen on Spotify.
If you follow my reviews you know I am a sucker for a good dialogue driven story. What better way to retell a modern Huckleberry Finn story - The Peanut Butter Falcon just knocked it out of the park.