Lions Love (1969) - Rotten Tomatoes

Lions Love (1969)




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A female producer (Susan Clarke) is hounded by studio executives to the point she considers suicide in this improvisational film. Television segments of recent political assassinations are shown to parallel the death of artistic freedom. Viva, Eddie Constantine and Peter Bogdonavich also appear in this symbolic feature of creative control and executive ignorance.


Richard Bright
as Billy the Kid
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Critic Reviews for Lions Love

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

More than a time capsule of events and moods-it's a living aesthetic model for revolutionary times.

May 29, 2017 | Full Review…

The result is a pleasant, sometimes humorous blend of style and technique that ultimately is unsuccessful.

July 7, 2010 | Full Review…

A film bedevilled by its intellectualism.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
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There is so much that is so pleasant in Lions Love that I wish Miss Varda hadn't tried to give it a larger significance.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Nothing great emerges, but the free-form drama has many loopy moments and is very funny.

March 15, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Varda's use of the camera and natural light is fresh and original.

March 27, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lions Love


Varda seems to be trying to make an improvisational meta-Warhol experiment or perhaps a hippie homage to Hollywood (who knows?), but the result, despite mildly pleasant, is in fact a bit pretentious and the main trio become pretty annoying and dull after a while.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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