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Love Liza Reviews

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
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

Empire Magazine
June 20, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Newsday
May 28, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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 Review| Original Score: B
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
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.
| Original Score: 8/10
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
March 13, 2003
Hoffman is a terrific character actor.
| Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
March 13, 2003
The film skillfully taps into the desire to watch the slow burn in its entirety.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
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
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 7, 2003
Hoffman's unfettered performance beautifully captures Wilson's sad, manic quality.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
March 7, 2003
This is a film that succeeds on the strength of its acting, which is uniformly brilliant.
| Original Score: 4/5
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
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
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
March 4, 2003
A low-key labor of love that strikes a very resonant chord.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
February 22, 2003
By turns whimsical and disturbing, Love Liza is anchored by Philip Seymour Hoffman's persuasive performance.
Robert Wilonsky
Dallas Observer
February 14, 2003
Louiso wrings all he can from performers and audience alike.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
February 13, 2003
It is a warm, perceptive study of people who do curious things.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
February 7, 2003
It's hard to love Love Liza, Todd Louiso's well-crafted but grim exercise in misery, but hiding within it are moments of exquisite acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
February 7, 2003
This is a nicely handled affair, a film about human darkness but etched with a light (yet unsentimental) touch.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 7, 2003
There is a kind of attentive concern that Hoffman brings to his characters, as if he has been giving them private lessons, and now it is time for their first public recital.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 7, 2003
Hoffman spends a good deal of screen time alone and without much dialogue, using only his considerable physical skill and screen presence to pull off the role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
February 6, 2003
... while each moment of this broken character study is rich in emotional texture, the journey doesn't really go anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
December 1, 2008
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 15, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 28, 2003
March 26, 2003
Love the performance, can't say I loved the movie. See review for details.
Full Review| Original Score: 0/0

Guardian
March 25, 2003

FilmFour.com
February 4, 2003
Alexander Walker
London Evening Standard
February 1, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 7, 2002
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