• R, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Todd Louiso
    In Theaters:
    Jan 1, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 27, 2003
  • Sony Pictures Classics


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Love Liza Reviews

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

A bela performance de Hoffman é prejudicada pelo roteiro irregular, que o obriga a passar por mudanças súbitas e inexplicáveis, como se a necessidade de arrancar lágrimas do espectador fosse maior do que o interesse em buscar coesão para a história.

| Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2003

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

June 20, 2003

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Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

May 28, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Love Liza doesn't leave us with redemptive speeches or somber homilies but with a hard-earned sense of something moving down deep, below the apparent emptiness

Full Review | Original Score: B

April 18, 2003
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Despite the film's bizarre developments, Hoffman keeps us riveted with every painful nuance, unexpected flashes of dark comedy and the character's gripping humanity.

| Original Score: 8/10

March 14, 2003
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Hoffman is a terrific character actor.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 13, 2003
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

The film skillfully taps into the desire to watch the slow burn in its entirety.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

March 13, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

It comes the closest to any movie experience I've had in re-creating the aftermath of unexplained suicide.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 10, 2003
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Hoffman's unfettered performance beautifully captures Wilson's sad, manic quality.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

March 7, 2003
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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This is a film that succeeds on the strength of its acting, which is uniformly brilliant.

| Original Score: 4/5

March 7, 2003
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

Philip Seymour Hoffman carries the piece and makes what might have been an otherwise unbearable film oddly gratifying.

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 3/4

March 5, 2003
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine

A low-key labor of love that strikes a very resonant chord.

Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 4, 2003
Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

By turns whimsical and disturbing, Love Liza is anchored by Philip Seymour Hoffman's persuasive performance.

February 22, 2003
Robert Wilonsky
Dallas Observer

Louiso wrings all he can from performers and audience alike.

Full Review Source: Dallas Observer

February 14, 2003
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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It is a warm, perceptive study of people who do curious things.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

February 13, 2003
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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It's hard to love Love Liza, Todd Louiso's well-crafted but grim exercise in misery, but hiding within it are moments of exquisite acting.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 7, 2003
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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This is a nicely handled affair, a film about human darkness but etched with a light (yet unsentimental) touch.

February 7, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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There is a kind of attentive concern that Hoffman brings to his characters, as if he has been giving them private lessons, and now it is time for their first public recital.

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

February 7, 2003
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Hoffman spends a good deal of screen time alone and without much dialogue, using only his considerable physical skill and screen presence to pull off the role.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 7, 2003
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

... while each moment of this broken character study is rich in emotional texture, the journey doesn't really go anywhere.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B-

February 6, 2003
Todd McCarthy
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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March 28, 2003

Love the performance, can't say I loved the movie. See review for details.

Full Review | Original Score: 0/0

March 26, 2003

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February 4, 2003
Alexander Walker
This is London
February 1, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 7, 2002
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