Fool for Love


Fool for Love

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Total Count: 12


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Movie Info

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.


Critic Reviews for Fool for Love

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (3)

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

    May 13, 2004

    Noel Murray

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • 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
  • 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…

Audience Reviews for Fool for Love

  • Oct 14, 2009
    The description of this movie was better then the actual movie was
    Brody M Super Reviewer

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