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Like Someone in Love Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
July 16, 2016
There's a kind of purity in the melancholy of Takashi, a lonely old man who hires a hooker and ends up with a lost young woman who stirs paternal feelings...
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
I was enraptured by Like Someone in Love, taken with a visual intelligence and thoughtfulness we seldom see onscreen. It's one hell of a riff.
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
August 3, 2014
Kiarostami still possesses a remarkable knack for crafting vivid supporting characters from just a few details.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 22, 2014
It superbly plays out as an homage to Ozu family dramas.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 29, 2013
[An] infuriating - but also fascinating - effort ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
June 22, 2013
As an exercise in conveying place, mood and human foible, this is consistently intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
June 22, 2013
[Kiarostami] almost throws up something magical, here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
June 22, 2013
This is an intriguing, elliptical affair, the emphasis on reflective surfaces (and off-screen voices) reminding us that we are only ever seeing an opaque refraction of the whole picture.
Tara Brady
Irish Times
June 21, 2013
The septuagenarian's most playful tendencies have been liberated and he has started to make films that look like the work of a younger director raised on vintage Kiarostami.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony McKibbin
The List
June 21, 2013
[A] beautiful, subtly tender and narratively slight film ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew Schenker
Little White Lies
June 20, 2013
A major statement from one of the world's greatest living filmmakers.
| Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
June 20, 2013
Like the best dreams always do, it ends with a jolt, but its ideas and images linger like dust in sunlight.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jennifer Tate
June 19, 2013
A tender and touching drama about a young high-class escort who forms a connection with an elderly widower, but certain scenes in this quiet slow-burner feel overstretched and arguably unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stefan Pape
June 17, 2013
A film that feels unique and innovative.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
June 17, 2013
Now practically an exile from his homeland, Kiarostami follows Certified Copy with another film-literate relationship drama with the enigmatic overtones of Hitchcock.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Concannon
The Skinny
June 14, 2013
From the incredible opening shot onwards, it's clear Kiarostami's cinematic language translates perfectly in any setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
June 11, 2013
Like Someone In Love explores familiar Kiarostami themes - how we slip between roles in our relationships - with a terrifically light touch, making for his best since 1999's The Wind Will Carry Us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Cogshell
Alt Film Guide
June 10, 2013
Veteran Director Abbas Kiarostami's Like Someone is a fine followup to his brilliant Certified Copy. It's lovely, intriguing, stylish and very, very good.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 20, 2013
The movie is filled with examples of and references to methods of communication: Books, faxes, cell phone messages, answering machines, intercoms, misunderstood jokes, traffic signals, the honking of car horns, a painting of a parrot learning to speak...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 17, 2013
If you can meet Like Someone in Love on its terms, it has much to recommend it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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