Jo Brennan’s review published on Letterboxd:
Do you have a movie that just clicks with you? a movie were you can see all your issues, experiences and doubts, a movie that has everything you like in the medium, that is all you want a film to be, like if it were made exclusively for you, a movie that you revisit every so often and you pick up on new things, just, something that gets you emotionally? all of that is Synecdoche, New York for me. A hauntingly beautiful experience, a modern masterpiece, a movie that feels like the culmination of everything these people (Charlie Kaufman, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Jon Brion and so on) were leaning about their respective areas (and especially for Kaufman what he was leaning from working with other directors that bringed to life his stories, important considering that this is his directorial debut) and all the things they wanted to say about life in general, a Synecdoche (a figure of speech in which a term for a part of something refers to the whole of something or vice versa) about human experience and everything that implies to be alive (o dead).
There's so many good things i could say about this movie in every level (Story-telling, scale, ambitious and how the film fullfills and goes beyond what it tries, pacing, character-development and characterization, directing, editing, cinematography, music and how it is use, performances, make-up, special effects and how they are integrated, tone, etc) and there are so many moment of pure, heartbreaking, beautiful humanity, with my favourite ending of all cinema (know what to do with this play now. I have an idea. I think...). This is an absolute must-see and my favourite movie.