The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome runs away from a nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and attending the wrestling school of The Salt Water Redneck. Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run becomes Zak's unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own to join them on their journey.
95% - Rotten Tomatoes
★★★★★ – Arizona Republic
“The film is a sweet, funny and heartfelt look at friendship and strength.”
★★★★ – Observer
“Gottsagen delivers with an emotionally persuasive performance that anchors this backwater yarn.” ... “LaBeouf is tremendous.”
★★★★ – Empire Magazine
"This is LaBeouf at his best, stripped down to his bare elements and bookended by two luminous performances from Gottsagen and Johnson."
“A heartwarming buddy comedy, The Peanut Butter Falcon is a modest film that is filled with emotion, humour, and empathy with charming performances across the board.”
★★★★ – The Mail on Sunday
“A beautiful story about human connection, heroes, and finding the joy of simply living your truth.” - TheWrap