Critic Consensus: Love sees writer-director Gaspar Noé delivering some of his warmest and most personal work; unfortunately, it's also among his most undeveloped and least compelling.
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Cinematic satisfaction is denied in Love 3D, an exercise in bedroom boredom by France's Gaspar Noé.
Noé deserves credit for putting sex so boldly at the front and center of his new romance and depicting it as an essential part of love and life that's largely left off screen.
Why so explicit? Because, Noe might reply, that's what love looks and feels like for a generation raised on porn, self-affirmation, and hookups.
Noé seems unwilling to accept that art requires editing - it is, by definition, artifice. It demands the artist make choices, rather than try to cram an entire catalog of experiences down the viewer's throat.
When "Love" works, Noé achieves a lulling, melancholic frenzy about sex and memory, but the foundation isn't strong enough to make his movie ever seem more than a stereoscopic fermata: one envelope-pushing note held way too long.
Audience Reviews for Love
Love is OK but I will give it an extra half star because the way it was shot was cool. Storywise, nothing special and the ending didn't impress. 3/5 OR 6/10
Americans - so sexually uptight and frigid. Pretending to be so shocked at the explicit content while secretly jerking off at your computers. Porn in the USA generates 12 billion dollars. It's a movie, that does not try to pretend to be anything else -- real life. American's are so use to the bullshit of crap like the bachelor/bachelorette that the delusion is believed. I like the realness of the movie; it's one interpretation of love.
A self-indulgent (and interminable) failure that has perhaps the worst use of 3D I have ever seen (it simply has no sense of depth and makes the film too dark), while the dialogue is infantile and awful, the actors are all terrible (Muyock is easily the worst) and it feels almost impossible to care about such a detestable protagonist.
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