Death in Love (2009)
Average Rating: 4.7/10
Reviews Counted: 19
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 10
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Average Rating: 4.6/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 5
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Writer/director Boaz Yakin explores the burdens carried by the descendants of those who survived with this family drama about a woman (Jacqueline Bisset) who managed to live through her harrowing stint in a Nazi concentration camp, and her two dysfunctional sons. Having managed to survive in a Nazi concentration camp by seducing the doctor who carried out experimental surgeries on the prisoners, a young Jewish woman moves to New York and starts a family. Years later, her two grown sons seem
Jul 17, 2009 Wide
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Yakin and his cast are up to the job, but the current they tap into is so charged it proves overpowering. Still, their bravery is commendable.
There's something seriously wrong when you assemble actors this good -- and can't believe a single stilted word coming out of their mouths.
How do you explain a movie as hermetic and perverse and ultimately repugnant as Death in Love?
It's not as if we learn anything or feel any insight or catharsis from watching his characters destroy themselves and others.
Survivor's guilt jumps a generation in Boaz Yakin's bleak family portrait, an incendiary journey back into the psychic horrors of the Holocaust.
Say what you will about Boaz Yakin's epically awful Death in Love, but it wastes no time letting you know what you're in for.
Even as the frustrated audience can already see the truths, secrets, and manipulations congeal around the characters, they seem impotent to stop being victims.
A strangely indulgent and highly personal film seemingly crafted less as a piece of entertainment than a work of expression from an increasingly conflicted artist.
The story of miserable people living miserable lives without redemption, humor or hope.
A raw and uncompromising drama with considerably limited appeal ... leaves a lasting impression, though it's rarely easy to watch.
The failure of the movie is hardly attributable to Lucas, or co-stars Jacqueline Bisset and Lukas Haas. I'm afraid the blame rests squarely on the shoulders of writer-director Boaz Yakin.
A fascinating mess: sprawling, passionate, conflicted, confused...It may not be a film with a lot of clarity to its vision, but it definitely has vision, which is rare.
A stagy, melodramatic, and downright effective story about the way a mother's pain is passed on to her brood.
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