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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
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+
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+
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.
February 8, 2019
It's exactly what you come to expect from an Oscar-primed social advocacy biopic: unchallenging and uncomplicated
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
August 24, 2017
[Jeff] Nichols's tale has no real urgency, and as a result, Loving feels vacant.
June 21, 2017
The slow pace doesn't work because it's sustained too long and doesn't go anywhere very interesting or unexpected. Jeff Nichols missed a great opportunity to give Ms. Negga and Mr. Edgerton material worthy of their talent.
February 9, 2017
After a slow two hours, the overly polite restraint feels na´ve -- or at least, premature.
December 28, 2016
The lessons here strike me as entirely too safe for the current political climate.
November 11, 2016
Loving has a big, powerful story at its fingertips but only scratches the surface of telling it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 11, 2016
A pair of solemn, unostentatious performances by Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton help to raise the bar just slightly higher than the one set by a benignly routine Lifetime movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 4, 2016
Stoicism rules Loving at the expense of all but the barest hints of sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.9/10
December 1, 2016
Even if all you ever want from a film is moral affirmation and a basketful of the warm-fuzzies, writer-director Jeff Nichols' mildewed biopic Loving is still a fusty and unengrossing watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 17, 2016
I left feeling ambivalent. There's much to admire in Nichols's film, but there's not enough to embrace. It's respectable, but it could have been ravishing.
November 24, 2016
Delicate, timid, and frustratingly subtle despite its strong performances, Loving is a completely dull experience that feels too lackadaisical and laid back to fully satisfy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 16, 2017
Nichols seems so determined to avoid over-dramatising his wonderful source material that he under-dramatises it to the point of dilution, and, unfortunately, exasperation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 26, 2017
These are good people and Loving is an important story, but that in itself is not quite enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 10, 2016
The cinematography, the set design, the costumes, the overall feel of Loving: all first-rate. Negga and Edgerton are undeniably good. I was impressed. I just wish I'd been more deeply moved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 1, 2016
[CANNES 2016] Jeff Nichols's "Loving" is an anodyne telling of the interracial Virginia couple (Richard and Mildred Loving) whose 1967 Supreme Court case forever altered regional laws allowing such couple's rights to marry.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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