Love Liza Reviews

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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
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May 28, 2003
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 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
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.
February 22, 2003
By turns whimsical and disturbing, Love Liza is anchored by Philip Seymour Hoffman's persuasive performance.
February 14, 2003
Louiso wrings all he can from performers and audience alike.
February 13, 2003
It is a warm, perceptive study of people who do curious things.
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.
February 7, 2003
This is a nicely handled affair, a film about human darkness but etched with a light (yet unsentimental) touch.
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.
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.
February 6, 2003
... while each moment of this broken character study is rich in emotional texture, the journey doesn't really go anywhere.
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