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Loving Reviews

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May 6, 2020
It's very sweet.
May 6, 2020
It was educational. Great performances... There was just something lacking in the emotional impact of it, which is odd.
April 28, 2020
It goes beyond the standard biopic and cuts into the heart of this relationship to discover what made it so strong.
October 21, 2019
There is an intimacy in the portrayal of the Lovings, and an authenticity that carries through the film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 2, 2019
Without a doubt, theirs is an important, significant, and formidable story worthy of top tier cinematic representation. Unfortunately, Jeff Nichols' film treatment, Loving, doesn't do them justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 16, 2019
By focusing on community, rather than just on Richard and Mildred, the film pushes back against multiple stereotypes.
September 9, 2019
Edgerton... is very good, along with Negga in this production that, had it not been for streaming, would have gone unnoticed in our country. [Full review in Spanish]
August 16, 2019
A true love story that is not afraid of compromises or silence as a way of expression. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 7, 2019
For such a quiet movie, Loving moves at a lightning pace. We cover nearly two decades of the Lovings lives. Thanks to the incredible craft, particularly the costumes and editing, we feel like we are dropped into those periods.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 5, 2019
A hammy performance and moments of dramatic contrivance cannot undo Nichols' touching and tender depiction of a marriage.
July 16, 2019
...the intersection of race and legality in the country was characterized by crucial gray shades that Loving reduces to the digestibility of a Hallmark card. That the colors on that card are muted and arty can't hide its retreaded sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
May 24, 2019
Loving is a quiet and tender movie that reminds us of the importance of holding on to what you care about, even when everyone else tells you it's time to let go.
May 2, 2019
Negga's performance captures the lightning of Mildred's love for Richard... But by bottling up this intensity and minimizing her own presence, Negga also captures the physical reality of a black woman living in a region entrenched in Jim Crow bigotry.
March 30, 2019
While its story of conquering racism still transmits hope, LOVING's presentation merely goes through the motions of the central couple's account without furnishing it with the affection it requires to transcend.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 7, 2019
Respectably written, performed and shot, Loving is refined and mannered to a fault, but a lack of emotional impact renders it ever-so-slightly forgettable - especially when compared to Nichols' visionary prior works.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2019
It's exactly what you come to expect from an Oscar-primed social advocacy biopic: unchallenging and uncomplicated
December 19, 2018
(Loving) is a fractured, painstakingly tedious art-house drama that fails to connect on many levels, in spite of some wonderful moments of intimacy.
December 6, 2018
It seems that filmmaker Jeff Nichols hasn't made a bad film yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 5, 2018
For all the victories of Loving - all the tender, true moments and impressive, discreet thespian skill - it inspires one too many watch checks...Act structure crumbles under the relative dearth of material to translate and one year crawls by at a time.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 3, 2018
That laid-back, quiet style almost undersells the importance of the material here, although I prefer this approach rather than a heavy-handed one. It allows Edgerton and Negga to shine in their respective roles.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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