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Enduring Love Reviews

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
November 24, 2004
the intensity floats away like an out-of-control hot-air balloon, which carries its passengers off into oblivion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
October 27, 2004
a gay-themed Fatal Attraction in which homosexuality and deranged lunacy are treated as identical sides of the same coin.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Kam Williams
Sly Fox
August 1, 2007
If you don't have the range to play anything other than the same sort of comedic role as an over-the-top human oddity, maybe you shouldn't try to ply your trade as a dramatic actor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 16, 2004
After this promising start, the movie itself suddenly downturns and plummets to its own death.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kent Turner
October 29, 2004
Novelist Ian McEwan's elegant prose is replaced here with awkward pseudo-philosophical exchanges of the nature of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Erik Childress
November 4, 2004
No film I can recall ever went from the highest highs to the lowest lows in the course of 90 minutes than Enduring Love.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
January 24, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Gene Seymour
October 28, 2004
Michell and company try to make you forget that Enduring Love begins, literally and figuratively, on such a high level before tumbling into the sordid Hitchcockian precincts of dangerous obsession.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 5, 2004
It walks the line between romantic piety and utter tastelessness, opting to be a cheap potboiler only after it's run out of ways to seem profound.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
November 5, 2004
It flutters around fitfully, still filled with air, then falls in a deflated heap in the corner.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 11, 2004
Filmmaker Roger Michell doesn't so much adapt Ian McEwan's fine novel Enduring Love, a surgically precise anatomy of romance and obsession, as eviscerate it and wave its entrails before the audience.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
November 11, 2004
Enduring Love is better in parts than as a whole. Ultimately, the film has too many jagged edges.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
November 13, 2004
Full of hot air.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 24, 2004
It's heady stuff, though stretched too far for convenience.
| Original Score: C+
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
November 18, 2004
Although (Rhys) Ifans is a convincing force on screen, this role (and much of the film, really) feels like an odd fit.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Shawn Levy
November 12, 2004
This is a grim, often lifeless tale played with such humorless intensity that watching it is far more like an endurance contest than a love affair.
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
October 29, 2004
Enduring Love begins with such a stunningly macabre opening scene, it's a drag that the sequence is mere set-up for a ho-hum stalker story.
Marcy Dermansky
November 1, 2004
Ifan's over the top performance is reminiscent of Glenn Close's knife wielding jilted lover in "Fatal Attraction."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brett Buckalew
November 3, 2004
The role of Claire is so thinly conceived that it's hard to imagine what attracted one of the most consistently intriguing actresses working today to the part.
Peter Debruge
Premiere Magazine
November 2, 2004
One of those outrageous stalker thrillers in which so much trouble could have been avoided if the characters had only thought to call the police.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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