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Crazy Love Reviews

November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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.
September 22, 2007
Far too readily tends to play this pathetic story for laughs.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 22, 2007
A Bronx tale full of jaw-dropping behavior and jaw-dropping hairdos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 20, 2007
You can't make this stuff up.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 18, 2007
It's an amazing story.
June 15, 2007
... the equivalent of a gripping page turner.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 15, 2007
... though Crazy Love remains a far cry from heartening, it is more amusing than disturbing, especially given the cranky yet symbiotic couple of today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 15, 2007
Crazy is the word for it, and if writer-director Dan Klores seems a bit too sympathetic at times, he still lays out a twisted story of obsession that ends in well-maintained mutual madness.
June 15, 2007
... Crazy Love is something less than artful, while being completely compelling in its attempt to comprehend the incomprehensible.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 15, 2007
Dan Klores' crazy relationship doc Crazy Love takes a tale tailor-made for sensationalist treatment and sculpts it into a riveting three-act drama.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 14, 2007
Dan Klores's astonishing film is about a subject so bizarre it could only work as a documentary -- as a drama, it would be dismissed as being too far-fetched.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 8, 2007
Simultaneously disturbing and luridly entertaining.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
June 8, 2007
You could not make this stuff up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 8, 2007
I could tell you all the surprises that make the loopy documentary Crazy Love such an odd treat, but then I'd be undermining the whole point of telling you to go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
June 8, 2007
Crazy Love scrapes away the cartoon exterior around this story and peers into the unknowable murk of the human heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 7, 2007
There's plenty of black comedy in their twisted affair, but a more substantial documentary wouldn't leave you smiling.
Read More | Original Score: C+
June 7, 2007
Interviews with Burt and Linda Pugach, the New York couple whose tabloid lives are chronicled in Dan Klores' docu-curio Crazy Love, have been politely nonjudgmental. After seeing the movie, I'd like to say I hate one and pity the other.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 7, 2007
Some stories are so weird they could only be true.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 7, 2007
Jaw-dropping true crime, this video documentary by Dan Klores and Fisher Stevens balances neatly between tabloid headlines and unfathomable intimacy.
June 7, 2007
A documentary about a mad love affair, a movie that's about as compulsively watchable as a great tabloid headline story is compulsively readable -- and also a lot more rewarding.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
June 7, 2007
You can make of it what you want. [Director] Klores offers no cheap psycho-babble.
June 4, 2007
The fascinating documentary Crazy Love is a real-world story in which possessiveness, stupidity, loyalty, and need are joined together in bewildering combinations.
June 1, 2007
Driven by interviews with the couple and their friends, it's unavoidably a talking-heads film, but home movies help to fill out their story, and so do their appearances on several famous talk shows.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 1, 2007
This astounding saga, which is told strictly in chronological order with lots of well-chosen film clips and photographs, is recounted mostly by the now elderly Pugach and Riss themselves.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 1, 2007
When your subjects are raconteurs on the level of Burt and Linda Pugach, you could train a Fisher-Price toy camera on them and let the movie make itself.
June 1, 2007
Crazy Love uses archival footage and fresh interviews to get at the dark heart of a passion that spanned half a century. How? Damned if I know. But I couldn't stop watching.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 31, 2007
Formally, [director Klores'] film is a standard-issue documentary, combining period footage with talking-head interviews. But his talking heads are a hoot and their story is a Gothic yarn of obsession, crime and forgiveness.
May 31, 2007
Like any good documentarian (and unlike most publicists), Klores lets us draw our own conclusions. With a tone free of outrage or judgment, he tells the story of Pugach, a successful young lawyer, and Riss, a hottie with a taste for the good life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2007
It's a freak show of a fairy tale, rendered by a filmmaker who knows how to pierce tabloid reality right in its anguished, bloody heart.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 29, 2007
That there's enough 'plot' in this bona fide melodrama to fill a dozen docs is conducive to the movie's near-total evasion of outside perspective.
May 29, 2007
The movie distills every functionally dysfunctional relationship you've ever had into one horrific case study.
January 25, 2007
Narrowly focused, poorly paced documentary lacks a narrative thrust that could have made for a more compelling film.
January 24, 2007
The sheer fascinating strangeness of the people documented could earn the pic a minor cult following.