I Love Your Work Reviews

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Robert Davis
Paste Magazine
June 5, 2008
It's an intriguing mish-mash, a meta-textual stew that Goldberg, unfortunately, paints with a big, thick brush and then underlines with fat charcoal pencils.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christopher Campbell
Cinematical
September 18, 2007
So many questions are raised from both sides of the celebrity fence that the film could only have been made by someone as on-the-edge of stardom as [Goldberg].
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
March 23, 2006
It's too busy trying to be clever that it forgets to give us anything that's actually interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
January 1, 2006
a pointless stew
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
December 2, 2005
What is so dreadful about unearned fame and undeserved riches that warrants this faux-Antonioni despair?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 2, 2005
At last, Adam Goldberg has given us his 8 1/2. It's an ambitious rumination on fame, reality, love, loss and regret that falls so far short, he should have called it 2 1/8.
| Original Score: .5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 2, 2005
Working with a self-consciously urgent, neo-noir style, Goldberg seems intent on expressing a meaningful message of some kind. It's too bad, then, that he has chosen such a shallow subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
December 1, 2005
Directed by the young actor Adam Goldberg, "I Love Your Work is an attempt to say something interesting about modern celebrity.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
December 1, 2005
I Love Your Work gets the dissonance of the celebrity lifestyle to a T. But the self-reflexive strategy of Goldberg and co-writer Adrian Butchart is too brainy by half.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
December 1, 2005
When Ricci's dreamgirl, finally fed up with Gray's insanity, chastises him with "You're obvious," it's a sentiment also applicable to the film itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
December 1, 2005
An edgeless one man show by Ribisi that acts like being insane.
| Original Score: 6/10
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
November 29, 2005
I Love Your Work promises with its very title to be self-conscious, self-deprecating, self-glorifying, and self-mockingly witty.
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
November 17, 2005
A jumbled parabola of self-deceptions, head trips and feints -- colorful and stimulating but not completely satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
November 5, 2005
A crisp impressionistic look at stardom while pointing out the allure of being common. Very strong in direction, script and acting, but struggles to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dan Fienberg
Zap2it.com
November 5, 2005
Goldberg takes his message really seriously, abandoning a satirical edge early on, as if he were the first person to ever discover that celebrity is hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kim Morgan
Reel.com
November 4, 2005
Maybe the point is to be bewildered. That would be fine had the film created any resonant power. Instead, we're merely bemused.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
November 4, 2005
I Love Your Work has its rewards for those up to the challenge of tackling its nonlinear structure and brooding nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

E! Online
November 4, 2005
Goldberg's experiment is always interesting, even when it stumbles.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kevin Biggers
FilmStew.com
November 3, 2005
You know you're in trouble when a movie arrives in theatres in the fall of 2005 right after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in the fall of 2003.
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
November 3, 2005
The filmmaking is actually quite polished, and Ribisi is fascinating to watch -- his fluttery weirdness has never seemed more grounded and resonant, turning Gray's self-destructive egoism into near tragedy.
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