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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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 7, 2003
A bela performance de Hoffman é prejudicada pelo roteiro irregular, que o obriga a passar por mudanças súbitas e inexplicáveis, como se a necessidade de arrancar lágrimas do espectador fosse maior do que o interesse em buscar coesão para a história.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2003
Lays grief on with a thickness that smothers.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 6, 2003
Love Liza is a festival film that would have been better off staying on the festival circuit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
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.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
March 14, 2003
Pointless claptrap that wastes those fine performances in service of a story that's all too predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 14, 2003
Hoffman's performance provides the emotional release his brother's script and Louiso's direction try to deny us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 13, 2003
Hoffman is a terrific character actor.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 13, 2003
The film skillfully taps into the desire to watch the slow burn in its entirety.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2003
It comes the closest to any movie experience I've had in re-creating the aftermath of unexplained suicide.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 7, 2003
Hoffman's unfettered performance beautifully captures Wilson's sad, manic quality.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 7, 2003
Largely this sad story is handled with a morbidity and monotony that go nowhere -- certainly not toward understanding.
Read More | Original Score: C
March 7, 2003
This is a film that succeeds on the strength of its acting, which is uniformly brilliant.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 5, 2003
Philip Seymour Hoffman carries the piece and makes what might have been an otherwise unbearable film oddly gratifying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 4, 2003
A low-key labor of love that strikes a very resonant chord.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 28, 2003
While Hoffman's performance is great, the subject matter goes nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 28, 2003
After a while, Hoffman's quirks and mannerisms, particularly his penchant for tearing up on cue -- things that seem so real in small doses -- become annoying and artificial.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 28, 2003
There seems to be little point to any of this, other than to afford Hoffman, one of Hollywood's best character actors, a chance to show extreme emotional range.
February 27, 2003
A showcase for an actor's actor rather than as a drama that engages our hearts.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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