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Like Someone in Love Reviews

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Michael Posner
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2013
Making only his second film outside of his native Iran, Kiarostami undercuts the rigid protocols of polite Japanese society with intimations of violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 11, 2013
Kiarostami's apparent simplicity masks serious complexity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 15, 2013
Kiarostami is masterful in his layering of space, using glass walls, mirrors, and, in one instance, the aligned side windows of parked cars to suggest a world of divisions, both between people and within them.
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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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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
March 14, 2013
A Rorschach test of our own responses to the intimate drama unfolding before us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 14, 2013
The latest small, perplexing masterpiece from the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, who in recent years has chosen the path of a world director.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
March 14, 2013
"Like Someone in Love" is not a complicated story, but in Kiarostami's telling, it is a rich one, and a rewarding one, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 14, 2013
I came away from it as if I had spent an evening contemplating a handsome abstract canvas. I can't explain it to you, exactly, but I found it soothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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
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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.
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William Goss
Film.com
February 22, 2013
Impeccably acted, infused with tremendous empathy for its three leads, and yet not without stretches of deliberate tedium...
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 21, 2013
There is love, the movie tells us, then there is love.
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John Anderson
Newsday
February 21, 2013
Masterful filmmaking bridges a few gaps in the narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
February 18, 2013
Like Someone in Love has rather simple, sentimental, melodramatic underpinnings, but the vantage changes everything. It opens up this world - and the next. It's an enthralling journey.
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Dana Stevens
Slate
February 15, 2013
Like Someone in Love is a movie that never quite lets you through to the other side of the glass, but it's dazzling to watch whatever drifts by on the surface.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
February 15, 2013
Despite its visual felicities, Like Someone in Love is so free-floating that it floats away.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
February 15, 2013
The film deepens a style Kiarostami has been refining for years. Characters ride in the backs of cars, sealed off from the city and yet constantly moving. Reflections in windows and mirrors both bring characters together and keep them apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2013
Kiarostami embarks on a typically indirect but never rambling path in "Like Someone in Love," crafting an elegant mystery that resonates beyond its final, jolting moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
February 14, 2013
Every shot - everything you see, and everything you don't - imparts a disturbing and thrilling sense of discovery.
| Original Score: 5/5
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February 14, 2013
Like Someone in Love boasts gently insightful moments, but sometimes Kiarostami just seems like a wide-eyed tourist in unbuttoned Tokyo, the anti-Tehran.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 14, 2013
The greatest pleasure comes from watching Okuno, a stage actor who wholly embraces the biggest film role of his 81 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
February 14, 2013
... it ratchets up to one of the most galvanic and disturbing visions Kiarostami has ever concocted
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
February 14, 2013
Is this the stuff of gripping drama? Not at all. But like nearly all of Kiarostami's films, it's the stuff of good conversation.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Steven Boone
Chicago Sun-Times
February 14, 2013
Kiarostami presents indefinite people with indefinite motivations and desires.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
February 14, 2013
If "Like Someone in Love" frustrates, it also has ineffable grace in the framing of Kiarostami's long, languid shots, the changes he captures in the light, and the way the actors' smallest movements become fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 13, 2013
The movie is playful and makes no easy moral judgments.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Scott Foundas
Village Voice
February 12, 2013
A sly, teasing riff on the heart's irrational stirrings.
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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
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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
February 12, 2013
Like Someone in Love leaves you contemplating its significance long after it ends instead of while you watch it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
October 1, 2012
The many trips through Tokyo, filmed incisively from moving vehicles, infuse the rich texture of the city with a startling emotional intensity and a sense of teeming ambient drama ...
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Guy Lodge
Variety
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.
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Jon Frosch
The Atlantic
May 30, 2012
It lacks the dark streak of unpredictability that made Certified Copy a slightly richer viewing experience. Still, the film is never less than pleasing to watch.
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Karina Longworth
L.A. Weekly
May 22, 2012
I was pleasantly disoriented throughout, and I thought the film's final moment was thrilling.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
May 22, 2012
Kiarostami is once again taking an intriguingly oblique approach to his material.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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.
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Jordan Mintzer
Hollywood Reporter
May 20, 2012
The film constantly toys with the expectations of both its characters and the audience, transforming a classic three-way tale of mistaken identities into something much more mysterious and troubling.