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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
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.
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 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
December 6, 2018
It seems that filmmaker Jeff Nichols hasn't made a bad film yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
October 31, 2018
Loving tells the story of the first step towards marriage equality and serves as a tragic reminder that we've come a long way since then, but we as a nation still have a lot of work to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 19, 2018
It is all about its main characters, and it has a lived-in quality, a sense of being there with them that stays with you a long time after the film ends.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 9, 2018
Both Edgerton and Negga offer beautiful, sensitive performances that rely on flickering expressions, subtle body language, and vocal intonations to convey every semblance of emotion needed to bring the Lovings back to life.
August 30, 2018
Captures a truly powerful and moving story that is quiet with dialogue yet effectively loud with its message that still goes on to this day.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 28, 2018
Loving is the kind of film the world needs right now.
August 27, 2018
With Loving, writer/director Jeff Nichols takes on an historical court case, one which has been dealt with on film before, in documentaries and a previous dramatization, but never with such a deft touch - or with such accuracy:
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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