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Love Jones (1997)

tomatometer

80

Average Rating: 6.8/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 1

No consensus yet.

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97

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Average Rating: 4.2/5
User Ratings: 25,534

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Movie Info

What do you do after love at first sight? That's the question posed in this romantic comedy-drama set in Chicago. Darius Lovehall (Larenz Tate) is a novelist who is giving a reading at the Sanctuary, an upscale club presenting jazz and poetry to a bohemian clientele. Shortly before his set, he meets Nina Mosley (Nia Long), a woman who is a gifted photographer, despite the fact that she just lost her job. They exchange small talk, and Darius makes his interest clear when -- on the spot -- he

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Drama, Romance, Comedy

Theodore Witcher

Jul 27, 1999

New Line Home Entertainment

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All Critics (34) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (5)

Larenz Tate, who played a homicidal in Menace II Spciety and haunted Vietnam vet in Dead Presidents, became an important transitional figure in the new black middle-class cinema, beginning this film, in which he's cast as a sophisticated and urbane man

January 24, 2007 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

An uncommonly smart and insightful look at relationships while delivering the requisite laughs and romantic heat.

September 18, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

love jones strives to be smart and sophisticated, which isn't exactly the same thing as intelligent ...

January 23, 2003 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Love Jones

Get Together. Fall Apart. Start Over.
December 15, 2009
ScoopOnline
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

man, its been years since ive seen this, too many to really remember much of anything about the flick, except that i remember it having a charm to it and this is one of the films that started me in on a small crush on nia long.
October 21, 2008
sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

Acceptable comedy that probably received good reviews for being an earnest effort by a first time director. Where did that director go by the way?
January 13, 2012
John Ballantine

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A modern love story.
September 18, 2007
qtmemoe
Miriam Kline

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    1. Darius Lovehall: "I love you. That's urgent like a (bleep)."
    – Submitted by Kate B (3 years ago)
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