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Love Is All You Need Reviews

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Erik McClanahan
The Playlist
May 3, 2013
Overstuffed Love Is All You Need an unsatisfying, predictable rom-com from Susanne Bier
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Caroline McKenzie
Slant Magazine
May 2, 2013
At times it seems as if Susanne Bier set out to create some kind of absurdist comedy, but lost her nerve somewhere along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered
September 9, 2013
While Love is All You Need is better than most films of its type, it's still unable to overcome the numerous cliches that come attached to such a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
T'Cha Dunlevy
Montreal Gazette
May 24, 2013
At the heart of this formulaic bore is the potential for a far more interesting story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Miraudo
December 10, 2012
Susanne Bier's Love Is All You Need is so relentlessly unremarkable it might sit as the precise median on a chart of all films ever released.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Siobhan Synnot
April 15, 2013
Maybe some of its ambition got lost in translation?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
June 5, 2013
Pitched somewhere between a frothy Hollywood romantic comedy and a more sophisticated European family drama, Susanne Bier's Love Is All You Need succeeds as neither.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tom Seymour
The List
April 16, 2013
Willfully tries to market itself as delightful and heartwarming, but ends up being neither.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
May 2, 2013
Two troubled souls struggle with obstreperous relatives and a bundle of unresolved life issues apparently snatched from the nearest airport bookstore.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
April 18, 2013
What's not to like? Unfortunately, quite a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 16, 2013
All you need is a better movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 18, 2013
While it's always commendable when filmmakers attempt to broach new territory, this disappointingly slight rom-com does not live up to director Susanne Bier and writer Anders Thomas Jensen's more serious work.
Matt Pais
May 9, 2013
Has nothing to do with The Beatles' 'All You Need Is Love.' Based on the movie's low quantity of romance, it may as well be called The Walrus I Am.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 2, 2013
Despite the gorgeous sights and rollicking sounds of sunny Italy, a Scandinavian heaviness hangs over the film, with a screenplay by Ms. Bier's frequent collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen, based on a story they developed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
April 30, 2013
The sole saving grace of this treacly middlebrow dross is the naturally sweet chemistry between Brosnan and Dyrholm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
May 24, 2013
I lost count of how many times "That's Amore" turned up on the soundtrack, and the comic situations are so stale that the whole thing plays like a Scandinavian Tyler Perry movie.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
July 12, 2013
Lead actress Trine Dyrholm is the best thing about this pat, conventional comedy-drama of romantic reassurance for middle-aged moviegoers and their mothers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ben Kenigsberg
AV Club
May 2, 2013
As movies have taught us before (and no doubt will again), a little Mediterranean sunshine and a few plucks of soundtrack mandolin go a long way toward healing heartache.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Todd Jorgenson
June 12, 2013
This bittersweet, multilingual romantic comedy is just as fluffy and forgettable as its title suggests.
Philip French
Observer [UK]
April 21, 2013
The characters are familiar social types, none too well conceived, and there is an almost painful lack of subtlety in the writing and performances, possibly because most of the script is in English.
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