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February 11, 2014
A keeper of a film, quietly dazzling
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 10, 2014
It's an odd, sad love story, combined with a meditation on technology as an accelerator of social loneliness. Not a small part of it seems to be an allegory of lonely guys and their fear of women.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 10, 2014
In a dark theater, surrounded by the wondrous world Jonze creates in Her, it's difficult to avoid getting emotional.
January 10, 2014
Her shares a lot of themes with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, another story about the difficulty of moving on from relationships that once seemed destined to last forever.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 10, 2014
Delightfully entertaining, if slightly unnerving ...
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 10, 2014
Her is a wistful, wonderful meditation on where we are and where we might be going.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 9, 2014
A stinging romance for our solipsistic techie-centric times.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 9, 2014
A lonely young man falls head over keyboard in love with his computer's operating system...It's not just any operating system, but one designed to be empathetic with humans, and has Scarlett Johansson as its Siri-with-sex-appeal voice. Who could resist?
| Original Score: 4/5
January 9, 2014
Jonze encourages our awe at the mysteries of life even if they arrive in the form of technology.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 9, 2014
The movie has earned critical acclaim for capturing the zeitgeist of gadget-based narcissism, though it strikes me as the sort of thing made by someone who could use some actual problems to worry about.
January 9, 2014
Her uses a familiar idea to sci-fi fans - machine sentience - and spins it in a new and exciting direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 8, 2014
The science fiction supports the story without overpowering it (and without forcing you to make those pesky "would this really work?" calculations in your head), and the romance is genuine - even if it's virtual.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 3, 2014
Spike Jonze doesn't simply direct. He innovates.
December 27, 2013
Her is a remarkably ingenious film but, more important, it is a film that transcends its own ingenuity to achieve something akin to wisdom.
December 26, 2013
The best things in the movie aren't transporting or diverting but merely incite intellectual recognition: Yes. OK. That's amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 24, 2013
Filmed with a bright crispness that speaks of a nostalgia for the future, "Her" is a touching, buoyant pleasure.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
December 24, 2013
You've heard of fables for our time? "Her" is a fable for the near future.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 24, 2013
Jonze teases out what's genuine emotion and what's just programming. Her occurs in what Jonze calls the "slight future," but that's clearly a question for the ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 23, 2013
Jonze is an adventurous filmmaker who's never afraid of falling flat on his face and whose risks often pay off. In "Her" he is a wise observer for a modern conundrum.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 20, 2013
One of the more original, hilarious and even heartbreaking stories of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 19, 2013
It's hard to imagine any actor of his generation who could have carried off the lead role in Her other than Joaquin Phoenix.
December 19, 2013
What gives the film a significant upgrade is Mr. Jonze's gift for understated poetry, with intimations of philosophy. Lyrical flashbacks illuminate the love its hero once had, and lost.
December 19, 2013
It's a measure of Jonze's grace as a filmmaker that scenes that might have come across as satiric or smarmy are instead deeply resonant.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 18, 2013
Johansson's vocal tour de force is award-worthy. So is the movie. Ignore the soft ending. Jonze is a visionary whose lyrical, soulful meditation on relationships of the future cuts to the heart of the way we live now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 18, 2013
The film's genius is how it grounds the notion of a man falling for an artificially intelligent machine with reality. Just how many clicks away is this from online dating?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 18, 2013
One of the most engaging and genuinely provocative movies you're likely to see this year, and definitely a challenging but not inapt date movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 18, 2013
A heartrending romance that will ring true for all those who've found, lost, or are still impatiently awaiting their own soul mate.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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December 18, 2013
It's a melancholy comic fable about the here and now, thinly disguised as an outlandish vision of the there and later.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 18, 2013
The movie is brilliantly visualized and consistently compelling and - although this is not a flaw, but an observation - it definitely says different things to different people.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 17, 2013
A poignant love story that measures the emotional toll of living too deeply within the virtual world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 17, 2013
Acerbic, emotional, provocative, it's a risky high dive off the big board with a plot that sounds like a gimmick but ends up haunting, odd and a bit wonderful.
December 17, 2013
"Her" is an immersive universe that's sometimes faintly satirical but more often lovelorn and transcendent.
December 17, 2013
This is a movie you want to reach out and caress, about a man who, like everyone else around him in this near future, has retreated from other people into a machine world.
December 17, 2013
There are many, many feelings stuck into Her, pin-cushion-style, but the result is a kind of overstuffed stupefaction.
December 17, 2013
"Her" goes light-years beyond science-fiction cliches. As the story progresses further into unexpected territory, "Her" sometimes feels like an out-of-body experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 17, 2013
Jonze seems to be heading for a far quirkier ending than the one he actually delivers, but he does tap into the zeitgeist with his unlikely romantic fable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 16, 2013
What makes Her so potent is that it does to us what Samantha does to Theodore. We are informed, cosseted, and entertained, and yet we are never more than a breath away from being creeped out.
December 16, 2013
In Her, Jonze transforms his music-video aesthetic into something magically personal.
December 12, 2013
Jonze's satiric, brave-new-world premise is undeniably clever, but it's also a bit icy emotionally.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 11, 2013
It's melancholy, moving and unmissable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 24, 2013
With his new movie her... Jonze creates the splendid anachronism of a movie romance that is laugh-and-cry and warm all over, totally sweet and utterly serious.
October 14, 2013
Spike Jonze's singular, wryly funny, subtly profound consideration of our relationship to technology - and to each other.
October 14, 2013
This is a probing, inquisitive work of a very high order, although it goes a bit slack in the final third and concludes rather conventionally compared to much that has come before.
October 13, 2013
The idea certainly has an inquisitive edge, but it's not just a cheeky provocation; Jonze infuses the conceit with genuine passion.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 12, 2013
If, like me, you've admired Jonze's ambitions more than you've responded to his results, you may find that Her puts his means and his ends on more equal footing. He shoots for the moon and, this time, hits it.
October 12, 2013
A sensitive and genuinely curious look at programmed living and the follies of possessive love that unfolds like When Harry Met Skynet
Full Review | Original Score: 8.0/10