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Crazy Love Reviews

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
June 7, 2007
In the sense that everyone is interesting once their lives are sufficiently unpacked, Burt and Linda's story is not boring -- but beyond its tabloid sensationalism, it's not especially significant either.
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
June 1, 2007
Like far too many documentaries today, this formulaic kitsch-fest rests on the strengths of its subject matter to avoid having to present artful or deep filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
May 27, 2007
Crazy Love has a tabloid story to kill for, and a basic nonfiction form to snooze over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 11, 2007
You say 'psychotic codependency' like it's a bad thing.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
September 22, 2007
Far too readily tends to play this pathetic story for laughs.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jim Emerson
Chicago Sun-Times
June 8, 2007
Crazy Love seems to promise a demented, true-life film noir love story and winds up delivering an above-average A&E documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Hudson
New York Press
July 11, 2007
Crazy Love is tabloid journalism at its most base and vulgar, with the same moral bankruptcy as the media outlets that turned this tragedy into grotesque copy in the first place.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 31, 2007
Klores never succeeds in making these outrageous turns of events all that surprising and Crazy Love feels like obsession that's been warmed over once too often.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 20, 2009
The in-your-face documentary recalls the sensational tabloid story from the 1950s.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Tamara Straus
San Francisco Chronicle
June 8, 2007
Among the weirdest explorations of connubial relationships since Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? And like Edward Albee's 1962 play, it leaves one feeling queasy about human nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Sura Wood
Hollywood Reporter
January 25, 2007
Narrowly focused, poorly paced documentary lacks a narrative thrust that could have made for a more compelling film.
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
July 5, 2007
Particularly because many viewers have already seen the TV-news version, almost any other genre would have been even more compelling -- a fictionalized drama, perhaps, or Truman Capote-style narrative non-fiction.
| Original Score: 3/5
Marcy Dermansky
About.com
June 1, 2007
What's missing from this unusual love story is love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Melissa Anderson
Time Out
September 22, 2007
As with all banner-head stories, there comes a point when you tire of being screamed at.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
June 8, 2007
...like the Scott and Laci Peterson saga set to conga music.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
June 7, 2007
There's plenty of black comedy in their twisted affair, but a more substantial documentary wouldn't leave you smiling.
| Original Score: C+
Gianni Truzzi
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 14, 2007
[Director] Klores coyly omits key information only to wallop us with it later for a gleeful surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
June 15, 2007
The story behind Crazy Love is pretty fascinating. But the storytelling in this documentary isn't always so fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
September 22, 2007
It's too easy to feel superior to these two people and their marriage in hell for the sake of some easy (or even uneasy) laughter.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 20, 2007
You can't make this stuff up.
| Original Score: 4/5
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October 18, 2008
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September 22, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
November 23, 2007
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