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Call Me by Your Name Reviews

December 29, 2017
This coming-of-age love story is all texture, tone and nuance...Luca Guadagnino has made a lovely cinematic feather. And it floats down beautifully, riding a soft breeze of melancholy and grace.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 22, 2017
It's a story less about the characters involved than it is about the dynamics between them, a late addition to the Symposium's accounts of the great god Love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 21, 2017
"Call Me By Your Name" is a visually stunning coming-of-age story that boasts a star-making performance by Chalamet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 21, 2017
The bubbling strain between the leading men is the kind of intimate, authentic work that feels several steps above movie acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 21, 2017
The film is beautifully shot and the performances are outstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 21, 2017
You may not realize how strong the acting is until you replay the movie in your head later.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 20, 2017
It's a piercing glimpse of a young man's bright, confounding first love, the kind of love that brings disorientation and rhapsody.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 19, 2017
Slowly, as if in a delicate tango, the two move toward each other, and "Call Me By Your Name" becomes the story of a connection, both sexual and emotional.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 15, 2017
Call Me by Your Name is a perfect, lazy, worry-free day, practically devoid of any real-world concerns and absolutely dripping with intellectual and artistic stimulation, and all manner of sexual enticement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 14, 2017
A complicated movie, erotic yet never graphic, heartfelt yet highly stylized. Chalamet delivers one of the year's best performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 14, 2017
One of the year's most romantic movies, and also one of the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 14, 2017
A spellbinding, almost ecstatically beautiful movie that gains even more heft and meaning in its final transcendent moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 14, 2017
"Call Me by Your Name" is enough to make you move to the town of Crema, even if your rational self realizes the director Luca Guadagnino trades in a heightened, miragelike state of mythic yearning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 13, 2017
"Call Me By Your Name" is transcendent in its first hour, communicating much through the camera's evocation of nature and the screenplay's clear yet subtle dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 8, 2017
It's a story of first love: impossible, impermanent, and passionate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 1, 2017
Luca Guadagnino's tale of budding gay romance in 1980s Italy is one of the most mesmerizing films of the year.
November 29, 2017
Luca Guadagnino's romantic drama Call Me By Your Name sneaks up on you -- by the end, it stings with the lingering ache of a late-summer sunburn.
November 28, 2017
The direction by Luca Guadagnino is reminiscent of Bertolucci's sensitivity at its best, the fabulous cinematography by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom rapturously captures the rich work of art that is Italy in summer, and the actors are to die for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 27, 2017
Although it ends on a powerful, bittersweet chord, the movie is a bit too determinedly soothing for comfort.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 27, 2017
So assailed are we by reports of harmful pleasures, and of the coercive male will being imposed through lust, that it comes as a relief to be reminded, in such style, of consensual joy.
November 23, 2017
You don't just watch Luca Guadagnino's movies, you swoon into them.
November 22, 2017
... an aesthetic journey that pays off in a stunning third act when the endless summer quickens to light speed and is gone in a flash.
November 22, 2017
First love is as much about hesitancy as it is about exuberance, and Ivory and Guadagnino perfectly capture that sweet turmoil. This isn't just an instant LGBT classic; this is one of the great movie love stories, for audiences of all stripes.
November 22, 2017
Chalamet, a world away from his fine work in "Lady Bird," is a young actor to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2017
Call Me By Your Name is like a treasured artifact from your youth, back when withering looks from a first love felt like daggers to the heart.
November 22, 2017
The way it explores at length the sweet and sour aspects of first love is worth savoring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
November 22, 2017
Raw, and real, and profoundly, indelibly moving.
November 21, 2017
The small miracle of the movie isn't just that it tells a gay love story with such unreserved tenderness, but that it makes the fate of a romance not meant to last feel like much more than exquisitely framed filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 21, 2017
Filmed in luminous 35mm, as attentive to the colors and sounds of nature as it is to the beauty of art, architecture, and yes, Armie Hammer, this is the kind of movie you live in as much as watch.
November 21, 2017
One of the very best films of the year. Guadagnino, a master cinema sensualist, and his award-caliber actors Chalamet, Hammer and Stuhlbarg create a love story for the ages and a new film classic. Let it in.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 20, 2017
A lush and vibrant masterpiece about first love set amid the warm, sunny skies, gentle breezes and charming, tree-lined roads of northern Italy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 16, 2017
There is no sin, it insists. There is just joy - and whether you find that in a cold glass of apricot juice or the warm embrace of a village beauty should matter to no one but you.
September 7, 2017
It can try the patience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 2, 2017
In attaching sinuous style and casual sexiness to a universal ache, [Luca] Guadagnino has come away with real wisdom. Sweet and salty, his movie burns like a suntan.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 26, 2017
Unforgettable on every level, the kind of film that has the power to move and inspire.
January 25, 2017
A powerfully erotic and affecting love story, albeit one so closely and intimately observed that the term "slow burn" seems almost inadequate.
January 25, 2017
The final beats of Guadagnino's adaptation galvanize two hours of simmering uncertainty into a gut-wrenchingly wistful portrait of two people trying to find themselves before it's too late.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
January 24, 2017
Call Me By Your Name's erotic tension wouldn't crackle so loudly without the chemistry between its leads.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 23, 2017
It's not to be missed.
January 23, 2017
Guadagnino, most famous for the far splashier features I Am Love and A Bigger Splash, finds exactly the right tone for the material, which is understated and filled with paternal affection.
January 23, 2017
Even as he beguiles us with mystery, Guadagnino recreates Elio's life-changing summer with such intensity that we might as well be experiencing it first-hand.