Lovelace Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
February 1, 2014
Amanda Seyfried acts out of her skin.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
November 30, 2013
Other performances may be more gripping in the moment, but the core of relatable vulnerability and flawed humanity Seyfried brings lends the film a lasting resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Thelma Adams
Yahoo! Movies
October 31, 2013
Co-directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman corralled a stellar cast that piles on great performances.
October 3, 2013
Star/co-producer Amanda Seyfried is strong in this 'Linda Lovelace' biopic from co-directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, but she's not quite right, with her gorgeous, goo-goo-eyes looking quite unlike the homelier, less glam Linda.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 29, 2013
Amanda Seyfried brings the mythologised Lovelace to life ...a surprisingly touching, extraordinary biopic. It certainly stands with Boogie Nights (1997) and Hardcore (1979) as one of the few good feature films about porn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 24, 2013
There is little doubt that most attention will focus on the relatively small but crucial role of Dorothy, Linda's mother, played with heartbreaking honesty by Sharon Stone
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 24, 2013
It's voyeuristic, unbelievable and often shocking as it delivers surprises, twists and many elements of interest, including an effective depiction of the times during the sexual revolution
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 24, 2013
It's voyeuristic, unbelievable and often shocking as it delivers surprises, twists and many elements of interest, including an effective depiction of the times during the sexual revolution
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
September 22, 2013
As good as it is, Lovelace oddly avoids further illuminating Boreman, beyond what we already know.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Hannah McGill
The List
September 4, 2013
It's a somewhat simplistic dichotomy but Amanda Seyfried does a good job managing the contradictions of her character, and her co-stars Sharon Stone and Peter Sarsgaard keep the pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Bonner
Uncut Magazine [UK]
August 29, 2013
While sympathetic lacks the nerve to fully detail the injustices she suffered at Trainor's hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
August 23, 2013
Seyfried is excellent, morphing from naive good-time girl to abused victim to, ultimately, empowered wife and mother.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph
August 22, 2013
Lovelace tells a difficult story creditably, yet its period detail has the effect of distancing the story, and its heroine remains an enigma ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
August 22, 2013
Amanda Seyfried and Peter Saarsgard are good as the Beauty and Beast of the 1970s porn industry in Lovelace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
August 22, 2013
Engaging, smartly directed biopic with impeccable production design, terrific performances and a superb script that cleverly tells two versions of the same story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
August 22, 2013
Lovelace may be a little contrived and unoriginal as drama, but it's a useful exercise in de-sentimentalisation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
August 21, 2013
Seyfried is a revelation as the blithely trusting Linda, initially under the sleazy spell of Chuck and latterly terrified of his physical and mental abuse.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Anna Smith
Time Out
August 21, 2013
Linda's feelings are rarely revealed: that's left to the gloomy final act, which feels more like a guilt-inducing postscript than a genuine reveal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
August 19, 2013
An entertaining, provocative biopic with good performances and many strong scenes - but it still doesn't feel like the full Lovelace story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
August 16, 2013
An unusual structure gives this biopic a surprising kick as it explores both sides of the porn industry: the glamour and the sleaze.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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