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Loving Reviews

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February 2, 2017
If Jeff Nichols' Loving were any more piously dull it could bore for the Olympics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 3, 2016
The depiction may be true to life, but it's deadening to drama, which here is mainly situational.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 1, 2016
An underwhelming telling of the story of the couple behind the 1967 Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriages.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 3, 2016
Once the outrage and indignities of their arrest and jailing have come to pass, the film spends a lot of time on their daily lives, and the portrayal of their day-to-day existence is not as compelling.
December 1, 2016
This well-intentioned film is so bound up in cotton wool that it doesn't have the impact its story deserves.
May 20, 2016
Loving just asks, over and over, "Isn't it wrong that two people who love each other this much are being persecuted for no reason?" Indeed it is, but I knew that before the movie started and had been hoping, quixotically, for something more.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 2, 2016
Most movie audiences need a little zing in our love stories; we like to see lovers who make frequent eye contact and who sometimes act as if they truly love each other.
November 4, 2016
Loving is not a love story, a historical trailblazer, or even a complex examination of marital fidelity...Instead, [it] is a pedestrian recap of a historical moment that...can be regarded only with condescension or self-congratulation.
November 4, 2016
Loving is a dogged work, not a great or inspired one, but it gets to you nonetheless.
November 11, 2016
Sadly, the historical significance of the event gets somewhat shortchanged in the low-key approach that this filmmaker has taken, making Loving, for the most part. a missed opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 18, 2016
A dour, mumbling tone poem that can't even utilize the considerable talents of its lead actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 30, 2016
Jeff Nichols has made a fine, honest portrait of one couple's unwavering love, but he fails to present that portrait in a sufficiently rousing context. Shucks.
May 6, 2020
It was educational. Great performances... There was just something lacking in the emotional impact of it, which is odd.
May 6, 2020
It's very sweet.
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
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.
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 5, 2019
A hammy performance and moments of dramatic contrivance cannot undo Nichols' touching and tender depiction of a marriage.
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
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
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