Laser Lemming's Chris Patton writes:
"Spike Jonze offers an alter of burning incense to the all-mighty, and now computerized, Lord Otaku in his fourth film, Her. It all starts simply enough with Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) writing letters for other people who can’t express how they feel. Like the purpose of incense in Buddhism, these letters stay at the central theme of honesty in the film. If you point to the future and roll your eyes at Lord Otaku’s bid to rule Los Angeles, then you’re missing the first film that cuts to the anti-utopic soul of how we all side-step life in 2014."