Endless Love Reviews

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
Top Critic
February 12, 2014

Is Brooke Shields truly obsession worthy? And can she carry, commercially, another movie about another kind of obsession? The answer is no.

Variety Staff
Top Critic
July 26, 2007

A Cotton-candy rendition of Scott Spencer's powerful novel, Endless Love is a manipulative tale of a doomed romance which careens repeatedly between the credible and the ridiculous.

Time Out
Top Critic
January 26, 2006

As excruciating as the Diana Ross/Lionel Richie title tune.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
October 23, 2004

The movie as a whole does not understand the particular strengths of the novel that inspired it, does not convince us it understands adolescent love, does not seem to know its characters very well, and is a narrative and logical mess.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Janet Maslin
New York Times
Top Critic
August 30, 2004

Anyone unfamiliar with the story of Scott Spencer's novel is bound to be mystified by Franco Zeffirelli's latest film, which reduces Endless Love to a whimperingly latter-day Romeo and Juliet with a little pyromania thrown in.