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Love's Labour's Lost Reviews

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Derek Elley
Variety
July 6, 2008
A luscious labor of love.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
An act of double homage to antique artifice.
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David Germain
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 21, 2004
Maybe Kenneth Branagh should have left the Hollywood musical where he found it, back in the 1930s.
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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Misha Berson
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
With all the cutesy-pie self-consciousness on display, the fizz goes off the pink champagne awfully quickly.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
A double travesty -- a triple one, actually, if you consider the quality of the singing and dancing.
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
The froth quickly curdles.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Each player ends up performing in a different play.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Love's Labour's Lost is a stink bomb of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
It's so eager to please, so caught up in its own sunny energies, so seductive to look at, that what might be your resistance never gets off the ground -- or wants to.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
The producer- director- star- screenwriter is an unexpectedly charming musical lead, pleasantly reminiscent of Jimmy Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's so escapist it escapes even from itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Worst of all perhaps is Lost's smug air of pleasure at how clever it thinks it's being.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Everybody in Love's Labour's Lost tries so hard to please, they frequently lose track of the matter at hand, to say nothing of the dialogue.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Even though Love's Labour's Lost is, in showbiz terms, a turkey stuffed with chestnuts, you wouldn't trade it for a pot of gold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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David Germain
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
Maybe Kenneth Branagh should have left the Hollywood musical where he found it, back in the 1930s.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Flaws (most of which are minor) aside, Love's Labour's Lost is an enjoyable trifle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Little makes much of an impression.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
January 1, 2000
Love's Labour's Lost hops, bumps and skids along the ground like the flightless creature that it is.