I Am Love Reviews

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October 24, 2019
For something that looks so good, I Am Love could have used a seasoning adjustment before hitting the kitchen table.
August 5, 2019
A surprisingly typical "unsatisfied housewife" scenario, but set against such a magnificent backdrop, it has every opportunity to transcend its well worn Sirk-by-way-of-Visconti path.
November 5, 2018
Visually, the film is an aesthetic joy... The performances are (as far as melodrama goes) both downplayed and elegant, making more than enough room for John Adam's excitable score.
May 17, 2018
It's sumptuous, operatic, and swooning with a passion so grand that, like most grand passions, or at least those of other people, it occasionally feels a bit silly.
April 23, 2018
Before a bizarre, inappropriate happy ending featuring Emma and her chef curled up in a cave, Swinton has effectively left the film, running out in a track suit like she's late to the set of the next Narnia movie.
March 21, 2018
A delicious journey... [Full review in Spanish]
December 3, 2017
The last five minutes of the film are an extraordinary affirmation of free will and self-worth, and redemption for centuries of female characters forced to sacrifice it all for passion.
September 18, 2017
I Am Love is essential viewing for those of us who are astonished by Tilda Swinton's ability to become someone new in every film.
September 15, 2013
anybody who wants to experience cinema at its most cinematic and grand should rush and experience it for themselves. It is a truly stunning motion picture and one that ranks as the best film 2010 has so far offered.
June 28, 2013
The predictable end, which comes with an abruptness that feels altogether too constructed, completes the fantasy of transgression that's at the heart of the movie's appeal, however elaborate the trappings.
March 19, 2011
...a frustratingly uneven bit of over-the-top filmmaking...
February 23, 2011
The marriage of music and image seldom gets better than this.
February 1, 2011
For me the obvious attempts at enhancing lushness, rapture, and emotional swings were not connecting. I couldn't help noticing it was trying too hard.
January 31, 2011
Tilda Swinton is both imperious and vulnerable ... in this lush romantic melodrama that harks back to the heady days of Visconti and Antonioni.
December 29, 2010
Though a flimsy melodrama -- so overdone that it often collapses under filmmaker Luca Guadagnino's ineffable sense of bloat -- Swinton saves the day.
December 24, 2010
Tilda Swinton shines in overcooked melodrama.
December 14, 2010
The grand architecture of Milan and the icy rhythms of composer John Adams set the tone for this elegant Italian drama about the suffocating power of family, wealth, and tradition.
December 9, 2010
A high class soap opera
November 20, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
November 1, 2010
When the picture ends in full-blown, melodramatic, raise-the-roof fortissimo, we realise everything that had come before (the highs and the lows) was a tantric tease of a crescendo, leading up to an almighty finale.
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