• R, 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Robert Altman
    In Theaters:
    Jan 1, 1985 Limited
    On DVD:
    Apr 20, 2004
  • Cannon Films

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Fool for Love Reviews

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

The basic friction between Altman's lightness and Shepard's portentousness serves the movie in rich and ever-expanding ways, and not just because you can't ever predict how the narrative will swerve.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: B+

July 1, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It seems like a transplanted drama from the 1950s.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

August 30, 2007
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A scorching drama about the war between the sexes.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

August 22, 2004
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Fool For Love is too removed from the real world to connect as more than a spooky, extradimensional love story.

Full Review Source: AV Club

May 13, 2004
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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Though most of the tension of the theatrical presentation is gone, the movie preserves a lot of the play's lunatic humor. It also understands the Shepard concern for characters who have somehow found themselves cut loose from any social roots.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 20, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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With Fool for Love, he has succeeded on two levels that seem opposed to each other. He has made a melodrama, almost a soap opera, in which the characters achieve a kind of nobility.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Altman's staging only underlines the pretentious vagaries built into Shepard's concept.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 3/5

March 9, 2006
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

July 7, 2005
Moriarty
Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews

| Original Score: 3/5

June 23, 2005
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

| Original Score: 3/5

February 6, 2004
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

November 25, 2002

Variety
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July 22, 2008

Time Out
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January 26, 2006

Film4
May 24, 2003
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