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Enduring Love Reviews

December 17, 2004
It's a genuinely intriguing thriller and a mystery with a most rewarding conclusion.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
December 10, 2004
A fatal lack of character development dooms Enduring Love as little more than a fleeting curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 24, 2004
It's heady stuff, though stretched too far for convenience.
Read More | Original Score: C+
November 24, 2004
Though Ifans has the splashier role, Craig, last seen in Michell's previous film, 2003's equally provocative The Mother, is outstanding as a man whose philosophy cannot be reconciled with his feelings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 19, 2004
It's not entirely satisfying, but it's too intriguing to dismiss.
Read More | Original Score: B
November 13, 2004
Full of hot air.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 12, 2004
Penhall's screenplay captures the emotional isolation that grips people touched by cataclysm.
Read More | Original Score: B
November 12, 2004
Compelling but uneven drama.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 12, 2004
The movie's ace in the hole is Rhys Ifans, whose scraggly looks and ability to play daft make him perfect as the delusional Jed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 12, 2004
Does a fine job of slowly racheting up the psychological tension.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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+
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 11, 2004
This drama about love, catastrophe and obsession raises a lot of questions but leaves it to viewers to provide most of the answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 5, 2004
It flutters around fitfully, still filled with air, then falls in a deflated heap in the corner.
November 5, 2004
With a power that resonates, Enduring Love captures that sense of lives blown apart by a sudden gust.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 5, 2004
Well-meaning, yet listless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
November 5, 2004
It's the best kind of movie: so alive in its storytelling that only in retrospect do you realize that the ideas represent a metaphysical inquiry.
November 5, 2004
Most movies remain at the top level of action: They are about what happens. A few consider the meaning of what happened, and even fewer deal with the fact that we have a choice, some of the time, about what happens and what we do about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 4, 2004
Slowly, inexorably, it ties you in knots.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2004
A lot of rich characters and beautifully written.
October 30, 2004
Tells us that the balloons to avoid are the ones that don't know whether to float or stick to the ground. The same goes for movies.
October 29, 2004
A riveting, revealing and powerful film about the surprising shades and evolving emotions of love.
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.
October 29, 2004
Enduring Love contains impeccable performances, especially by the frightening Ifans.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 29, 2004
This slender, increasingly monotonous stalker plot feels ludicrously overintellectualized -- full of hot air. To paraphrase Freud, sometimes a balloon is just a balloon.
October 29, 2004
Movie love is usually so idealized it ennobles behavior that ordinarily would be considered stalking. Enduring Love deliberately smudges the line between what is bizarre and what is simply human nature.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 28, 2004
It's affirmative action for psychos.
October 28, 2004
We're conditioned as romantics to hear the first word as an adjective; but for most of the movie, it's strictly a harrowing verb.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 28, 2004
Rhys Ifans plays the part of the scorned lover with neurasthenic delicacy and a spidery creepiness in this serious movie about the petty cruelties of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 28, 2004
Expertly and with agonizing deliberateness, Michell ratchets up the tension among this appalling triangle.
October 27, 2004
Michell's achievement is all the greater in modulating the coiled reposes of his superb male leads.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 26, 2004
Razor-walking self-consciousness (or just plain braininess) is perhaps impossible to depict coherently on-screen, and the someone's-watching-me vibe is otherwise overfamiliar to moviegoers.
October 21, 2004
Spellbinding.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 13, 2004
Craig, in his meatiest film role to date, delivers his usual incisive performance, even if this intimate drama of contemporary Londoners pushes the boundaries of credibility.
September 10, 2004
Story of an insidious stalker disrupting the lives of an intellectual London couple is handled in a bracing and distinctive manner.