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Loving Reviews

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May 12, 2019
"Tell the judge I love my wife."
½ March 15, 2019
Subtle and heartrending account of a historic American legal case rightfully focuses on the couple's personal fate rather than the court proceedings with great performances throughout.
January 21, 2019
A great movie, recommend everyone watch it!
½ January 9, 2019
Edgerton and cast come together to beautifully put forth an amazing take on a very deep story, Tackling such a prevalent issue is not always easy but Jeff Nichols does a wonderful job with Loving.
December 16, 2018
GREAT! I saw it on my birthday and was inspired and touched by it. I had also studied this case in school, and it was interesting to see a film based on it. Great!
½ September 2, 2018
Based on real-life events, this is primarily a story of love and dignity, and how two people who simply want to be together make a stand that ends up changing US history. It's a subtle film that lacks the potent drama that one might expect, leading to it feeling a bit slow at times, but for the most part, Nichols does a great job of capturing the emotions of the Loving's - shame, anger, fear, helplessness, pride, determination, love - as they are forced to bear unacceptable treatment. In large part, it's so effective because of Negga and Edgerton's incredibly committed and sensitive performances of two very different, but strong characters. I wouldn't call it riveting viewing, but that doesn't mean it isn't touching.
July 1, 2018
The actors portray their characters with such precision that it makes for a slow first half.
June 10, 2018
Joel Edgerton deserved an Oscar!
June 8, 2018
Just a very entertaining and well acted movie.Subtle yet the subject matter is a hammer upside the head.
½ June 4, 2018
a heartfelt soothing experience..

Loving

There aren't many historical drama genre features that satisfies the audience through its mellow tone which is apt for the structure of the script. There aren't any high-pitched dramatic sequences that may stand out in here but it does flow like a melting butter that never fumbles its way down the road. Jeff Nichols; the writer-director, has written a gripping layered screenplay that is exceeded by its brilliant execution and editing that ups the ante of the feature and communicates with the audience in each and every frame. The feature fails to score on technical aspects like background score, production and custom design although it is shot beautifully which makes it supremely watchable. The performance objective is the game changer where Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton are in their A game on their parallel role as a couple struggling with its generation. Its first half hits hard and fast and establishes the stakes appropriately after which the maker takes their time on the second half and goes as deep as possible. Loving is a heartfelt soothing experience where there are lots of mutual aspects to connect and feel the characters projected and then the rest of it is carried off by stellar performances.
June 3, 2018
Very good : very much 'slow film' but nicely done. Well worth a look.
April 25, 2018
It's a movie about how inhumane world was not long ago. Touching story but too long and uneventful for a movie. Good acting and inspirational love story makes you question your own choices.
½ April 20, 2018
Loving is an excellent film. It is about Richard and Mildred Loving who are arrested for an interracial marriage. Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton give incredible performances. The script is well written. Jeff Nichols did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama and romance. Loving is a must see.
March 31, 2018
Virgina,1958. Richard Loving è un normale muratore che si innamora di Mildred, una donna afroamericana. Poco tempo dopo i due si recano a Washington per unirsi in matrimonio. Ovviamente le leggi dello Stato della Virginia segregazionista al tempo questo non lo permettevano, e appena i due vi fanno ritorno vengono prontamente arrestati. Da lì in poi inizierà una lunghissima ed estenuante battaglia legale che solo 11 anni dopo vedrà la vittoria dei Loving alla Corte Suprema degli Stati Uniti, cambiando di fatto anche la Costituzione.
Non c'è niente da fare Jeff Nichols è uno di quei giovani registi (un altro è indubbiamente Pablo Larrain) che sa come si raccontano le storie, anche molto sentimentali, senza ungerle di glassa melensa strappalacrime e privandole di quella retorica che questo genere di storie facilmente indurrebbero. Lascia sempre che sia lo spettatore a farsi una propria idea su quello che ha visto, e queste dovrebbero essere sempre le basi del cinema(quando non è di propaganda). Joel Edgerton in una prova monstre, quel suo rendere il personaggio, Richard Loving, così schivo, vero, reale e dubbioso di tutto e tutti, lascia il segno; lui non si concede mai a nessuno, se non a sua moglie Mildred Loving, l'attrice etiope Ruth Negga, che personalmente non conoscevo ed è stata una bella sorpresa. American Stories
Super Reviewer
March 19, 2018
A historic true saga that amazingly never feels epic or anything like a history lesson, the appropriately titled Loving brilliantly paints a sprawling panorama with intimate brushstrokes and the audience is the better for it.

This PG-13-rated drama presents The story of Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred Loving (Ruth Negga), a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision. Truthfully, filmgoers don't even know that a cyclorama has been built around them in just over two hours until the end credits start to roll. The audience gets so caught up in the titular couple's tender romance in the segregated south that the landmark court decision that follows (Loving v. the Commonwealth of Virginia) somehow feels less important than their personal vindication. Rather than relegating the bullet points of their lives to actual headlines and news footage, a tired device that many filmmakers would have juxtaposed into the narrative, Loving begins with a very private moment between the couple that immediately makes all viewers sympathetic partners in this journey. Beautifully so, this intimate handling of their lives stays the course throughout the film. And for many, sympathy slowly becomes empathy.

However despicable the facts, there is much to love about Loving's depiction of the harrowing real events surrounding their plight. Let us count the ways. First off, it marks a career best for writer-director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Midnight Special), who gives audiences a fly-on-the-wall - almost immersive - look into the lives of this rock of a couple. His canvas is practically living and breathing-not without style but never being showy, as well as pointed without ever being in your face. Secondly, as if taking you by the hand, Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga lead filmgoers beat for naturalistic beat through their ordeal. Appropriate to the characters, their love is palpable and wholly real without ever getting hot and heavy on-screen. These are normal (in their eyes, at least, despite the mores of the period) and simple (but not simplistic) country folk thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Thanks to their performances and Nichols' understated framing of these performances, the drama never feels anything less than nakedly honest. It's a truthful depiction of a true story that feels incredibly refreshing in the bi-polar political climate of a very divided modern America where bigotry very much remains.

To Sun it Up: Black and White and Gold All Over
½ February 24, 2018
Pretty good romance with tulip from preacher and Joel edgerton.
January 29, 2018
Anything Jeff Nichols, Anything Jeff Nichols just doesn't fail. This is one powerful story and a testimony of a great filmaker.
January 29, 2018
This a neat, little gem about the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving. The Lovings were an interracial couple who was told by the state of Virginia that their relationship was illegal, a situation which forced them to take their case to the Supreme Court. Recommended.
½ December 19, 2017
Puntaje Original: 4.5

Aburrida, mal actuada y repleta de clichés y estereotipos.
November 27, 2017
Smouldering with restrained rage and dignified pride, the poignant love story of the titular interracial spouses of Loving v. Virginia is told with an eloquent intimacy by Jeff Nichols and beautifully performed by Joel Edgerton and Oscar nominee, Ruth Negga.
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