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Lovers of Hate (2011)

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86

Average Rating: 5.8/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 1

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Two adult brothers, Rudy and Paul, represent failure and success. Younger brother Paul is a successful author who writes Harry Potter-like fantasy novels for children, while Rudy, Paul's childhood collaborator on the stories, moves from job to job, unable to get started on his own novel -- the long-gestating "Lovers of Hate." The one thing they do have in common is their love for Diana, Rudy's soon-to-be ex-wife. When opportunistic Paul whisks Diana away to a romantic mountain retreat (in Park

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Drama, Comedy

Bryan Poyser

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (1)

An unusually perceptive examination of fraternal rivalry and failed ambition.

February 11, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A 2010 Sundance favorite, this inventive (and inventively thrifty) character study from Austin indie stalwart Bryan Poyser never flinches from the intractable sibling resentment at its core.

February 8, 2011 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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It's among the most unjustly underseen American indies of the year.

September 16, 2010 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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It lingers in the mind, thanks largely to its trio of actors -- especially Alex Karpovsky, who brings a riveting sense of spontaneity to depicting the younger brother's slow-burning rage.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Variety
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Designed to make you laugh and squirm, Lovers of Hate does more of the latter.

June 29, 2010
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The film is at its best as a comedy milking an elegantly simple locked-room premise.

June 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Transforms from an awkward-and unsatisfying-mumblecore comedy to a surprisingly intimate look at the ways people deal with hurt.

February 16, 2011 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Often feels like a film school exercise in how to handle three major characters in mostly one location ... doesn't skimp in the key area of complicated relationships

February 11, 2011 Full Review Source: Metromix.com
Metromix.com

Lovers of Hate would be a family tragedy if the immature antics of the three characters didn't send you ping-ponging from sympathetic chuckles to guffaws of disgust.

February 11, 2011 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Lovers of Hate does a superb job of tapping into a lot of our worst nightmares with some dark, intelligent comedy, and then completely screws us over by making it relatable and believable.

June 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinematical
Cinematical

An experience that's strange, unsettling and wholly unpredictable.

June 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Film School Rejects
Film School Rejects

Lovers of Hate, very simply, deserves to be seen in any way possible.

June 29, 2010 Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com
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