Love Is All You Need Reviews

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis
August 28, 2013
There's something about a free spirit, even in a movie, that makes everything and everyone around her feel more vibrant.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rob Thomas
Madison Movie
August 16, 2013
I think Bier might be a little too acute an observer of human behavior to agree with the simple premise of her film's title, but she makes us believe it for a while, anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Meredith Slifkin
Film Comment Magazine
June 14, 2013
Buffeted by languorous Italian vistas and the emotional depth of the characters, the film falls more into the Nancy Meyers camp of rom com, in which relatable late-in-life romances are played out against sumptuous settings.
Nour Habib
Tulsa World
June 14, 2013
The string of awkwardly hilarious family moments will provide plenty of laughs while also endearing the characters to viewers of this Danish romantic comedy...And the more serious moments make for a film that's also surprisingly poignant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
June 13, 2013
Result: sufficient pleasure.
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
June 12, 2013
Even if it's flawed by a few obvious clichés, Love Is All You Need still comes highly recommended.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 9, 2013
Don't think for a moment that postcard prettiness is all that this picture has going for it ... Susanne Bier has made a smart, winning movie that's tougher than many others in its field.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Kelemen
AspectRatio.us
June 7, 2013
The question isn't whether the two people at the heart of Susanne Bier's Love Is All You Need will get together, but how ... Bier demonstrates excellence in a genre where excellence isn't expected
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
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Mick LaSalle
Hearst Newspapers
June 7, 2013
The middle-aged romance between the central characters is a lovely thing, and that makes up for everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 7, 2013
Bier is daring to deal with both familial dysfunction and mature romance without painting either in the standard broad strokes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
June 7, 2013
A sneakily affecting and entirely pleasant movie elevated by its cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
June 5, 2013
A watchable romance that needed a lighter touch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
May 31, 2013
There are smiles and laughter to be found in Love Is All You Need, but they're not the gossamer sort that evaporate in the moonlight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
May 30, 2013
It is a perfectly timed, wish-fulfillment summer vacation movie set somewhere idyllic that you can't possibly afford to visit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
May 30, 2013
We've seen enough romantic comedy to know these two are destined to fall for each other, but Bier is that rare filmmaker who can make you wonder if there will actually be a happy ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
May 24, 2013
Pierce Brosnan isn't the only reason to see Love is All You Need. He's merely the best reason to seek out Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier's entertaining if familiar romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Katherine Monk
Canada.com
May 24, 2013
The movie seems to drift instead of sail. But when you're a grown-up, you realize it's not about the destination, but the journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 24, 2013
While this is hardly Bier at her best, the agreeable leads, lovely locale and tweaking of romantic comedy conventions make the film more engaging than one might expect.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 24, 2013
Brosnan is good, and he and Dyrholm erase any and all signs of contrivance in the plot, the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
May 23, 2013
This is a mature rom-com, if that's not a contradiction in terms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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