The Loving Story Reviews

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Alessandra Stanley
New York Times
January 25, 2013
The tone of the film is solemn and pious, which seems almost inevitable when the topic is segregation and racial intolerance. But there are other reasons to watch this film besides feel-good expediency.
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Hank Stuever
Washington Post
January 25, 2013
Their story is a powerful statement about freedom.
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James Poniewozik
TIME Magazine
January 25, 2013
A low-key but moving documentary about two low-key people and their moving struggle.
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David Knowles
Hollywood Reporter
January 25, 2013
The film strikes a quiet, contemplative tone that befits its soft-spoken subjects rather than the tumultuous times in which they lived.
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David Hinckley
New York Daily News
January 25, 2013
The Loving Story is a different kind of 1960s civil rights tale, one that in many ways has a deeper level of warmth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
January 25, 2013
One of the many virtues of Buirski's film is that it doesn't hit viewers over the head with the parallel between the Lovings' case and the debate over same-sex marriage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
December 4, 2012
A thoughtful, terrifically intimate account of the case that dismantled this country's anti-miscegenation laws 100 years after the abolition of slavery.