Fool for Love

1985

Fool for Love (1985)

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In this Robert Altman film, Eddie (Sam Shepard) and May (Kim Basinger) are on-again-off-again lovers who haven't seen each other in a while. When drifter Eddie suddenly turns up in May's New Mexican town, the two struggle to deal with the implications of their past and present emotions.

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Critic Reviews for Fool for Love

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Fool For Love is too removed from the real world to connect as more than a spooky, extradimensional love story.

May 13, 2004
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Though most of the tension of the theatrical presentation is gone, the movie preserves a lot of the play's lunatic humor. It also understands the Shepard concern for characters who have somehow found themselves cut loose from any social roots.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With Fool for Love, he has succeeded on two levels that seem opposed to each other. He has made a melodrama, almost a soap opera, in which the characters achieve a kind of nobility.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Altman's staging only underlines the pretentious vagaries built into Shepard's concept.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

The basic friction between Altman's lightness and Shepard's portentousness serves the movie in rich and ever-expanding ways, and not just because you can't ever predict how the narrative will swerve.

Jul 1, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It seems like a transplanted drama from the 1950s.

Aug 30, 2007 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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