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.
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.
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 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.
December 24, 2010
Tilda Swinton shines in overcooked melodrama.
July 16, 2010
Despite a superb cast and a fabulous look, the picture collapses under the weight of its lofty pretensions, especially in the black hole of the last act, where it topples into near-absurdity.
July 10, 2010
Daytime television serials such as "The Young and the Restless" and "Days of Our Lives" are more adept at telling an attention-grabbing story with interesting subplots and complex characters that you can either love or..
July 8, 2010
The overripe ending, heated by the percolating music of John Adams, is heavy seasoning on a delicate dish.
July 7, 2010
The more heightened the emotions become, the more the movie feels like a magazine spread rather than an involving story.
July 6, 2010
Ponderous from beginning to end.
July 1, 2010
It's yet another variation on the "loveless middle-aged woman finds happiness in the arms of a younger man," a trope of melodrama and television soap operas.
June 26, 2010
Despite an elegant and impressive visual style, the narrative of this slow-paced film is uninteresting and full of clich.
June 25, 2010
One of the most visually stunning films of the year [but] from an emotional perspective the narrative falls flat.
June 24, 2010
The characters seem reasonably interesting, and so we continue to watch them. But at no point do we care about them any more than we might care about attractive strangers sitting at another table in a restaurant.
June 23, 2010
I got into a bit of an intellectual tussle last night with a fellow critic who was absolutely stunned to hear me insist that damn straight, I certainly could condemn a movie for its morals.
June 18, 2010
The splendid photography and tempestuous John Adams score cannot quite conceal that the film is uncomfortably close to being an extravagantly elongated, Fendi-clad episode of Dynasty.
June 17, 2010
So thoroughly indulging in baroque aesthetic gestures (especially with regards to the intrusive, overcooked score) that the film becomes a flamboyant caricature of itself.
June 16, 2010
The film is almost deliriously stylish, which helps mask the silliness. But the bellowing music, by John Adams, is infuriatingly intrusive -- which undoes the visual good.
June 16, 2010
Swinton always attempts bold milestones, but I Am Love makes one long to go back to the old landmarks.
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