Love Is Strange Reviews

November 27, 2019
Sachs takes Love is Strange into a territory where elliptical storytelling puts a stranglehold on any chance of building an affection for Ben and George.
September 2, 2017
The premise is vast but merely swirls around topics peripherally.
August 30, 2017
Ultimately, nothing in the story adds up to much.
April 2, 2015
The best thing about Love Is Strange is its title.
January 4, 2015
'Love is Strange' takes something so right and leaves it hanging all wrong.
January 4, 2015
Sachs is a profoundly visual artist with a musical soul. It's the basic storytelling that gets in his way.
January 4, 2015
It's OK for a movie to leave an audience asking questions. In fact, it can be a sign that a movie has a lot to say. Except, that is, when the question is this one: "So what?"
January 4, 2015
"Love is Strange" boasts an abundance of patience and kindness - but not much of a pulse.
December 18, 2014
Most of the conversations are about the difficulties of finding affordable NYC housing, a niche concern if ever there was one.
September 24, 2014
Unrealistic premise that drags on.
August 21, 2014
I didn't know that apartments still sell for pittances in the city's superheated market, but it's only one of many details that don't ring true in a movie that gives you time to wonder about such things in between the plodding plot points.
August 18, 2014
Ira Sachs's push for heartrending poetry makes it clear that the film is putting too fine a gloss on the acute pains of one small tragedy.