I Am Love Reviews

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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.
August 4, 2010
There's no getting around the fact that this is elegant soap opera,. It won't appeal to every taste. But it's sensational to look at, powerfully acted, and delivers a bang for the emotional buck.
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 8, 2010
If you're not in the mood, the whole thing will probably seem pretty silly. But if you are -- oh, if you are -- I Am Love may be the richest, tastiest truffle you're likely to savor all summer.
July 8, 2010
The overripe ending, heated by the percolating music of John Adams, is heavy seasoning on a delicate dish.
July 7, 2010
An intimate, quiet and even slow movie, its subtle shadings veil turbulent emotions.
July 6, 2010
A wondrous anomaly.
July 6, 2010
I Am Love falls into the select category of films that are easier to admire than like.
July 2, 2010
Overblown, European, operatic, indulgent, patently absurd and somewhat wondrous, I Am Love works for one reason and one reason alone: Tilda Swinton.
July 2, 2010
Cinematographer Yorick Le Saux's elegant images of buildings -- stony exteriors, lux interiors -- and weather-worn statuary suggest centuries-old tradition but also invite a meditative or appreciative silence.
July 2, 2010
I Am Love is such a lush, deeply textured banquet of sights and sounds that it deserves more than a movie review.
July 1, 2010
In an American film, you live the story. In a European one, you're an outsider looking in. Ah, but what a beautiful view.
June 28, 2010
The best sex you will get all year, if that's what you crave in your moviegoing, is between Tilda Swinton and a prawn.
June 28, 2010
You have an actress that plays just every moment for keeps without milking it.
June 28, 2010
Luca Guadagnino did just a wonderful job of conveying this woman's emotional gathering storm.
June 25, 2010
I Am Love isn't just a bedazzlement to the eyes and ears. It's a feast--or maybe just a small but divine dish of prawns--for the soul.
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 24, 2010
It is not to everyone's taste. But if you like the lush film operas of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Douglas Sirk, or Luchino Visconti, this one's for you.
June 24, 2010
Tilda Swinton is a daring actress who doesn't project emotions so much as embody them. I Am Love provides an ideal role for her, in that her actions speak instead of words.
June 23, 2010
"Depicts the events at hand with bold cinematic flourishes, resulting in a movie specifically attuned to the powers of the medium".
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