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Like Someone in Love Reviews

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Guy Lodge
July 4, 2012
As it turns out, it's the first, not the last, word of the title that's key to this droll, elegant but faintly trying study in emotional artifice.
Siobhan Synnot
July 29, 2013
There's some artful fiddling with plot expectations, but the film's evident self-regard makes this a rather undergraduate provocation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
October 1, 2012
Plays out as a city-mouse rejoinder to the rustic, open-air daydream of Certified Copy, a snarl of thorny free jazz to that film's graceful aria.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cole Smithey
February 18, 2013
No filmmaker is above making errors of judgment. Kiarostami makes a big one.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
June 21, 2013
A frustratingly inscrutable film that fails to engage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
June 20, 2013
Gnomic, anfractuous, inconsequential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Lee Marshall
Screen International
May 22, 2012
The more you delve, the more resonance you find; the problem is that Kiarostami fails to embed the film's visual, aural and symbolic games in a narrative that satisfies on the level of story and character.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 15, 2013
Maybe it all serves a purpose, but a movie about empty people doesn't necessarily have to feel empty itself.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
May 21, 2012
I know there's something happening here, but I don't know what it is.
Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman
June 28, 2013
Like Someone in Love... is like a puzzle that takes an eternity to complete and yet still somehow contains too few pieces to be taxing.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
February 12, 2013
The director has made disappointing films before-a more generous word might be transitional-but never one so slight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
April 1, 2013
The problem with "Like Someone in Love" is that, while we can see the world through their eyes, we rarely access how they think or feel about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
March 8, 2013
There are some limited rewards in seeing the consequences and complexities that result from the characters' deceptions and assumed roles, but in the end the film is unsatisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Bradshaw
May 21, 2012
There are some interesting ideas and sympathetic performances in a superbly shot and fascinatingly controlled exercise. There is potential. But the curtain comes down with an arbitrary crash just as the drama was becoming interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
March 1, 2013
Like Someone in Love is directed imaginatively, is impressively acted, and is quite disappointing -- not even successful in its own way.
Marc Mohan
March 14, 2013
"Like Someone in Love" meanders with intention toward a bittersweet resolution, but then pulls the rug out from under you in a cruelly ambiguous shot.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Leah Churner
Austin Chronicle
March 15, 2013
Like Someone in Love won't break your heart while you're watching it. That will happen two or three days later, while you're sitting at a stoplight or in the checkout line at the grocery store.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stefan Pape
June 17, 2013
A film that feels unique and innovative.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
Will McCord
Paste Magazine
February 14, 2013
Masterfully beguiling, Like Someone in Love is a little gem of a film that explores how relationships and roles change depending on the needs, circumstances and desires of the people involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.6/10
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