First Comes Love - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

First Comes Love Reviews

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
August 14, 2013
First Comes Love is, before anything else, a portrait of a longing so deep that even the commandingly articulate Davenport struggles to put it into words.
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
July 26, 2013
Davenport makes desultory attempts to bring in other mothers, but she is not an interviewer adept at drawing out scintillating observations.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
July 25, 2013
There are many glimmers of truth - as well as what can best be described as accidental insight - in Nina Davenport's painful but beautiful documentary about becoming a parent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 24, 2013
This midlife confessional could have reached beyond the maternal cravings of highly educated, urban-dwelling singletons had it plumbed people's heads as thoroughly as Ms. Davenport's birth canal.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Brian Lowry
July 23, 2013
By the end, this HBO presentation feels like one of those uncomfortable evenings where you visit a friend, and they bore you to death with images of their ultrasound.
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Sam Adams
Time Out
July 23, 2013
[Approaches] a hot-button issue from the most suffocatingly narcissistic perspective imaginable ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5