Love Liza Reviews

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January 24, 2007
Philip Seymour Hoffman gives a strong performance that slightly elevates this minor film (written by his brother) above its narrow scope and small-scale production.
December 6, 2005
September 11, 2003
August 7, 2003
A bela performance de Hoffman prejudicada pelo roteiro irregular, que o obriga a passar por mudanas sbitas e inexplicveis, como se a necessidade de arrancar lgrimas do espectador fosse maior do que o interesse em buscar coeso para a histria.
June 20, 2003
June 7, 2003
Lays grief on with a thickness that smothers.
Top Critic
May 28, 2003
May 6, 2003
Love Liza is a festival film that would have been better off staying on the festival circuit.
April 18, 2003
Love Liza doesn't leave us with redemptive speeches or somber homilies but with a hard-earned sense of something moving down deep, below the apparent emptiness
March 14, 2003
Despite the film's bizarre developments, Hoffman keeps us riveted with every painful nuance, unexpected flashes of dark comedy and the character's gripping humanity.
March 14, 2003
Pointless claptrap that wastes those fine performances in service of a story that's all too predictable.
March 14, 2003
Hoffman's performance provides the emotional release his brother's script and Louiso's direction try to deny us.
March 13, 2003
Hoffman is a terrific character actor.
March 13, 2003
The film skillfully taps into the desire to watch the slow burn in its entirety.
March 10, 2003
It comes the closest to any movie experience I've had in re-creating the aftermath of unexplained suicide.
March 7, 2003
Hoffman's unfettered performance beautifully captures Wilson's sad, manic quality.
March 7, 2003
Largely this sad story is handled with a morbidity and monotony that go nowhere -- certainly not toward understanding.
March 7, 2003
This is a film that succeeds on the strength of its acting, which is uniformly brilliant.
March 5, 2003
Philip Seymour Hoffman carries the piece and makes what might have been an otherwise unbearable film oddly gratifying.
March 4, 2003
A low-key labor of love that strikes a very resonant chord.
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